SPOKANE, Wash. -

A woman died near Long Lake Thursday night when she crashed her SUV into a tree.

The crash happened around 8:30 p.m.

According to Deputy Craig Chamberlin of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when she crashed her car into the tree.  He says that was likely a contributing factor in the crash

A tow truck was used to separate the vehicle from the tree.

The medical examiner's office confirmed the victim in the crash was 27-year-old Jolene Picard. The autopsy report said she died from blunt head, chest and abdominal injuries.