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Driver dies in overnight crash on I-295 on-ramp in Portland

Police closed the off-ramp for I-295 southbound onto Washington Avenue. Traffic is being rerouted to the Eastern Promenade.

PORTLAND, Maine — Police are investigating a fatal crash in Portland that happened sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

On Thursday, police identified the driver who was killed as Saša Strejček, 21, of Portland.

Major Robert Martin with the Portland Police Department told NEWS CENTER Maine the vehicle hit trees in a median between the northbound on-ramp to Interstate 295 and Washington Avenue.

The crash was discovered Wednesday morning, according to police.

Police closed the I 295 southbound off-ramp onto Washington Avenue. Traffic is being rerouted to the Eastern Promenade.

As of 8:45 a.m., police were unsure if the I-295 northbound on-ramp from Washington Avenue would be closed.

Police remained at the scene Wednesday morning.

This story will be updated.

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