A driver died and her passenger was injured when their car crashed after failing to make a turn in Nova Scotia's Digby County, RCMP say.

The crash happened early Sunday on Reservation Road in Bear River.

"It appears they missed a sharp turn and went off the road," said Staff Sgt. Gavin Nash.

The 38-year-old woman driving the car died at the scene. Her name has not been released.

An 18-year-old boy who was with her suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital in Digby.

RCMP Cpl. Tim MacDonald said alcohol and speed may have been factors in the crash. He said road conditions were good at the time.

More than 50 people have died on Nova Scotia roads this year.