A 42-year-old woman was killed in a fatal car accident in Columbia on Monday night after her truck collided with a tree, according to Howard County police.

Police responded to the 5600 block of High Tor Hill about 9:30 p.m. for a report that a truck had crashed, police said.

Police said based on an initial investigation, they believe the woman was alone, driving a 1999 Dodge Dakota south on the road when the truck left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck the tree.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

She was not identified, pending the notification of her family, police said.