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Driver fled fiery River North crash that killed passenger, police say

CHICAGO -- Chicago police are looking for a man who crashed his car in the River North neighborhood early Monday morning, killing his female passenger, before apparently fleeing the scene.

The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. at Ontario and Orleans, at the start of the Ontario feeder ramp. Police say the Nissan was speeding westbound when it slammed into a utility pole, and burst into flames.

The driver was able to climb out and run away.

The passenger was trapped in the car and pronounced dead at the scene after paramedics pulled her out and performed CPR.

Police say a trail of blood near the sight of the crash may have come from the driver.