Catherine Cecelia Proctor, who lived near Fort Totten in Northeast, was pronounced dead at a hospital after the accident, police said. It occurred about 7:50 a.m. at 12th and Varnum streets.
Police said Proctor was driving south on 12th Street in a 2009 Kia Optima when she went off the road, hit a curb and then collided with a newspaper box and a large tree. Police said the Kia then crossed the intersection and hit a second tree.
Authorities said the cause of the crash is under investigation and they do not yet know what caused Proctor, the only occupant of the car, to lose control.