Update: More Details Released About Crash into River-Vehicle Recovered, Driver Missing

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May 17, 2020 22:50

  

The single-vehicle crash early this morning, which generated the Major Crash Team call-out, involved an SUV that left the roadway and went into the Columbia River just West of I-205 near Northeast Marine Drive. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Dive Team responded to assist, but was unable to locate the driver.

The driver, an adult male, was believed to be the sole occupant of the vehicle. The involved vehicle was recovered from the scene.

The original release indicated the crash involved an individual who sustained life threatening injuries; this was an error and we deeply regret any confusion this may have caused. As stated above, the driver has not been accounted for.

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Both east and west bound traffic lanes have been opened on Northeast Marine Drive, from Northeast 33 Avenue to Northeast 122 Avenue. The Portland Police Traffic Investigation Unit (TIU) will be the lead for this ongoing investigation.

No additional information is available at this time.

An updated news release or social media post will be pushed out as investigators learn more.


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###Original Message Below###


On May 17, 2020, at 5:41 a.m., North Precinct officers respond to a crash on Northeast Marine Drive under the I-205 Highway overpass.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area to assist in the traffic crash investigation involving an individual suffering life threatening injuries. Both east and west bound traffic lanes are closed on Marine Drive, from 33rd Avenue to 122nd Avenue. Roads are not expected to reopen until 12:00 p.m.

No additional information is available at this time. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

An updated news release or social media post will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

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