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Collision kills one, sets vehicles on fire

One man died and another was seriously injured Wednesday night in a collision involving a tractor-trailer carrying mail and a van on Northeast Columbia Boulevard near 17th Avenue.

The victims’ names were not released.

North Precinct and Traffic Division officers were called at about 9:13 p.m. May 20, to the area, where both vehicles were on fire. Bystanders pulled the injured truck driver from the burning vehicle. He was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment.

Traffic on Columbia Boulevard was blocked between 15th and 24th avenues during the investigation.

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