BENTON COUNTY - A Royalton woman is dead after a single vehicle crash in Benton County on Tuesday.

The incident happened just after 4:30 p.m. in the 6000 block of Canary Road Northwest, north of Rice.

A vehicle driven by 74-year-old Patricia Palmer of Royalton went off the road and hit a tree.

Deputies tried to revive her but were unsuccessful, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. The Benton County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Rice Rescue Squad and Gold Cross Ambulance.