Several cars are towed away after a crash on Brighton Avenue in Portland that killed a woman Wednesday. Photo by Sean Stackhouse/News Center Maine

A 71-year-old woman was killed Wednesday morning when her car collided with several other vehicles before striking a tree on Brighton Avenue in Portland.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Portland Police Department spokesman David Singer. Singer did not say why the victim’s name was not released.

The violent crash, which took place around 11 a.m., occurred in the vicinity of 832 Brighton Ave. Another person involved in the crash was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Portland police closed a section of Brighton Avenue between Capisic Street and Wayside Road for several hours.

News Center Maine reported that at least four motor vehicles were involved in the pileup. Photographs of the accident scene showed that one silver vehicle landed on its roof, while the front ends of two other vehicles, including a pickup truck, were caved in from the impact.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Portland police are asking anyone who may have have witnessed the crash or have information to call 874-8532 or 874-8575.

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