The investigation continues into today's traffic crash. Preliminary information suggests an adult male jumped from the Burnside Bridge onto the I-84 westbound ramp to southbound I-5. The man fell on a passing truck. The driver of the truck remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The driver of the truck was not issued any citations regarding this incident.
All lanes of the freeway are now open.
The Major Crash Team is working with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office during this investigation.
Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.
The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA
The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.
If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.
Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, around 9:08 a.m., Central and North Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the ramp from westbound I-84 to southbound I-5 at the Burnside Bridge.
When officers and medical arrived at the scene, they located a person who was already deceased. An investigation is now underway. The I-84 westbound ramp to southbound I-5 is closed during this investigation.
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