Woman, 51, crashes into tree in Akron, dies

Posted at 8:26 AM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 12:17:46-05

A 51-year-old woman is dead after crashing her car into a tree in Akron.

According to police, the woman was traveling southbound on North Portage Path sometime between 3 and 4 a.m. when she lost control,  jumped a curb, went through a lawn and struck a tree. 

She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The airbags were deployed but the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, police said. She was the only one in the car at the time of the crash.

Police say speed does appear to be a factor.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim.