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Update: 71-year-old woman dies in Portland crash

The crash took place on Brighton Avenue.

PORTLAND, Maine — Update 7:30 p.m.: 

A 71-year-old woman died in a crash in Portland on Wednesday, police say. 

A news release from the Portland Police Department stated she died when her car struck a tree after colliding with other vehicles.

"The collision occurred in the area of 832 Brighton Ave," the release stated. "The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. One person was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries."

Police asked anyone with information on the crash to call 207-874-8532 or 207-874-8575.

Authorities did not identify the woman who died in this crash.

Original story: 

One person has died following a multi-vehicle crash on Brighton Avenue in Portland on Wednesday.

Portland police had blocked off a section of Brighton Avenue that runs from Lucas Street to Capisic Street. That stretch of road has since reopened.

At least four cars were involved in the crash.

Portland police spokesperson David Singer confirmed the fatality.

The Portland Fire Department also responded to the scene.

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