MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS SF) — A woman was killed early Sunday morning when her car struck a tree in Mountain View, police said.

Officers responded to reports of a crash on Central Expressway near state Highway 85 at about 12:20 a.m., according to Mountain View police.

A woman driving a Chevrolet sedan swerved into a center divide and struck a tree, police said. Her vehicle burst into flames upon impact.

Firefighters responded and quickly extinguished the fire.

The driver was declared dead at the scene.

Excessive speed was believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation by the Mountain View Police Department.

Anyone who saw the collision is asked to contact the police department at (650) 903-6344.

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