A woman died Tuesday morning after her car crashed into a tree at 12th and Varnum streets in Northeast D.C., police said.

The car was traveling southbound on the 4400 block of 12th Street when it struck a tree, and officers responded to the scene at 7:58 a.m. The driver was transported to a hospital with serious injuries and later died.

Police spokeswoman Tisha Gant said police had identified the woman but would not release her information until her relatives were notified.

As of noon, the 4300 block of 12th Street NE remained closed at noon on Tuesday, and police requested that drivers use 13th Street instead.