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Police say the driver of a vehicle on Northeast Lombard Street lost control on Saturday afternoon.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Portland police crime scene tape.Two people in a vehicle died in a fiery crash in Northeast Portland on Saturday afternoon.

The names of the victims were not immediately released.

According to police, the investigation began at 6:04 p.m. on July 18 when North Precinct officers responded to the 3700 block of Northeast Lombard Street on reports of an injury accident.

Responding officers learned that a vehicle was traveling westbound on Lombard from Northeast 60th Avenue at a high rate of and speed lost control. It crossed over oncoming traffic before colliding with an unoccupied parked truck and fifth wheel trailer on the south side of Lombard.

The crash started a fire, killing both driver and passenger, police said.

The Major Crash Team is responded to assist in this fatal traffic crash investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information about it, should contact Officer Phil Maynard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (503) 823-2216

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