Passenger killed after car hits tree in NE Portland

Crash happened on NE Airport Way just before 8 p.m.

A passenger was killed after a car crashed into a tree on NE Airport Way, July 3, 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 41-year-old woman died Monday night after a car she was riding in crashed into a tree in Northeast Portland, police said.

The car crashed into a tree on NE Airport Way just before 8 p.m.

A Good Samaritan reportedly came upon the wreckage and was able to pull the woman, later identified as Lisa Whitecloud, out of the car and perform CPR, but the efforts were unsuccessful.

The driver, 45-year-old Lonny Burton, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators said Burton didn’t follow a curve in the road and hit the tree in the center island of the road. He showed no signs of impairment or distracted driving, officials said.

NE Airport Way was closed between NE 122nd and 138th Avenues.

This case remains under investigation.