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One dead, one injured after car crashes into tree in SE Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

One person is dead and another is seriously hurt after their car swerved off the road and crashed into a tree early Tuesday morning.

Portland police said the crash happened on the East side of McLoughlin Boulevard just north of the Tacoma Street Bridge at around 4 a.m.

Police said they arrived at the scene to find one person dead inside the car and one person seriously injured.

It appears that the driver lost control of the car before crashing into a nearby tree, according to police reports.

Officials are still investigating the situation.

All northbound traffic on McLoughlin was rerouted for several hours. The lanes were reopened to traffic at approximately 8 a.m. 

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