PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Police are investigating after they say a driver fled from a fiery single-vehicle crash in northeast Portland early Thursday morning.

Officers responded to the crash in the area of Northeast 162nd Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard at around 1:18 a.m.

According to police, preliminary information suggests the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it lost control and crashed.

A female passenger in the vehicle was ejected, and the vehicle caught fire after the crash.

FOX 12 spoke to Dana Schwab who lives nearby and had been sleeping when the crash happened.

"All of a sudden I heard some yelling and screaming, or whatnot. Then, as soon as I heard the screaming and the yelling, I head a bunch of police cars," said Schwab.

The female passenger, who has not been identified, was taken to an area hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the driver fled the scene and has not been located.

People who live in the area are happy no one else was hurt.

"What if somebody was drunk, and they were walking along the sidewalk, and they didn't have the opportunity to be situationally aware of that area? And they would get hit," said Schwab.

Anyone with information about the crash and/or driver should call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Well we know speed and most likely alcohol did cause this accident.

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