An elderly woman has died after crashing her car through the garage of an Austintown home on Tuesday afternoon.

Homeowners near the scene said that they believe the car was traveling nearly 100 miles per hour down Evans Avenue before it went through several yards and eventually ended up through a garage.

The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. near the corner of Evans Avenue and Placid Boulevard.

Officers say the woman who lives in the house wasn't home during the time of the crash.

21 News spoke with a neighbor who saw the aftermath of the crash. "I was in the kitchen and it sounded like a bomb went off, so I made it to the front door and there was a big cloud of smoke, smelled oil."

"From what we understand the vehicle was northbound, traveled off the west side of the road at a high rate of speed and subsequently ended up striking the house causing severe structural damage," said Austintown Police Lieutenant Tom Collins.

An avid motorcycle rider decided to go through a yellow light at Evans and Mahoning Avenue, which he believes may have saved his life.

"I was on my bike riding through the intersection when the car went by," said Mark Dietz. "If I'd been stopped sitting at the light, she would've definitely hit me 'cause that's where she went."

Austintown Police continue to investigate how fast the woman was driving and what caused the crash.

They expect to release more information Wednesday.