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Passenger killed after vehicle hits tree in NE Portland

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One person was killed after a vehicle struck a tree along Northeast Airport Way Monday night.

Portland police responded to the fatal crash in the area of 13000 block of NE Airport Way at 7:55 p.m.

When officers and medical personnel arrived on scene, they found one person deceased outside the vehicle.

According to police, the vehicle was on fire and passersby pulled the passenger out. While one Good Samaritan extinguished the fire, others attempted CPR on the passenger but were unsuccessful.

The driver was taken to a Portland hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Northeast Airport Way is closed in both directions between 122nd and 138th Avenues while the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team investigates.

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