Woman dies in Southwest Barbur Blvd. crash
Update: Police release victim's name
A 25-year-old woman was thrown from a sport utility vehicle and killed in a Sunday morning accident that closed traffic on Southwest Barbur Boulevard near Capitol Highway for four hours.
The victim was identified Monday as Nisha Rana. Police say she was ejected through the passenger window of her car during the crash.
According to police, at 8:17 a.m., Central Precinct officers assigned to responded to 125 S.W. Miles St. where they found a 2001 Mercedes ML3 SUV that apparently had crashed through a fence and into a tree, causing the tree to fall and hit a vacant house on the property of the Burlingame Baptist Church.
Police said the crash happened at about 4:30 a.m. when the SUV was speeding south on Barbur Boulevard and failed to make a curve at Southwest Brier Place. The crash propelled the SUV driver through the passenger window. She died at the scene.
The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division Major Crash Team was dispatched to investigate the crash.