Marquam Bridge Truck Crash Remains Under Investigation

Marquam Bridge Truck Crash Remains Under Investigation

April 24, 2013 11:40

  

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division is continuing to investigate Tuesday's truck crash on the top deck of the Marquam Bridge.

The drivers of the truck, 67-year-old James Pennington and 28-year-old Mark Cole, have cooperated with investigators.

The driver of the vehicle that was crushed under the I-beam, 23-year-old Dana Kay Buice, was transported to Legacy Emanual Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries after Mark Cole pulled her from the vehicle right before it caught fire.

The crash completely closed I-5 northbound across the Marquam Bridge for more than 12 hours.

Traffic Division officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the crash but at this point it does not appear that driving or alcohol are factors in the crash.

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