Fatal crash in Halifax

Posted: 10/08/12 at 5:00 pm EDT      Last Updated: 10/08/12 at 5:37 pm EDT

HALIFAX, Mass. (WHDH) -- An SUV crashed into a tree in Halifax Sunday, killing the driver -- a 26-year-old woman who worked as a children's dance instructor.

It happened just after midnight on South Street. Police in Halifax said Caitlin Ledwell was driving more than 100 miles per hour before going off the road and hitting the tree.

Police said people nearby rushed in to pull the driver out of her car before firefighters arrived.

She was taken to the hospital, but later pronounced dead.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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