ATHENS, Ala. – One person is dead following a single vehicle wreck in Athens.

According to officials, the driver was heading East on Hwy 72 when they lost control of the vehicle, veered across the road, and hit a tree near Dement Road. The crash happened around 12:58 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities say two people were in the car at the time of the wreck.

Officials say both people in the car were transported to the hospital and the woman was pronounced dead.

Officials have not released the names of the individuals involved.