A woman, possibly drunk, was fatally injured Thursday when the car she was driving crashed into a tree in the Koreatown area near downtown Los Angeles, police said.

The crash occurred about 2:45 a.m. on Western Avenue near Eighth Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Paramedics took the woman to a hospital, where she died. Her name was withheld, pending notification of her relatives.

According to the preliminary investigation, the woman was driving “at a high rate of speed” when she apparently swerved to avoid a car that had stopped ahead of her for a yellow flashing traffic signal, police said.

“Due to physical evidence, alcohol may have been a factor in this collision,” police said.

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