Fatality on I205 Freeway Investigation Update

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January 15, 2021 13:27


Preliminary investigation suggests the fatality that shut down northbound I-205 this morning was a suicide and investigators are requesting to hear from anyone who may have been driving through the area at the time.

On Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4:30a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a welfare check of a person lying on the freeway I-205 northbound north of the ramp to I-84 westbound. When officers arrived they located the deceased person near Northeast Halsey Street. Preliminary investigation indicates the person, an adult female, may have jumped from the Northeast Halsey Street overpass and then was struck by multiple vehicles.

Family of the deceased has been notified. Her name is not being released.

Investigators are hoping to hear from anyone who was driving through the area at about that time and either saw what happened or believes they might have struck the person. Please e-mail Officer David Enz at David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov .

This is the 4th Major Crash Team activation and 5th traffic related fatality for 2021 in the City of Portland.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.
If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis please visit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's Urgent Walk-In Clinic. The clinic is located at 4212 Southeast Division Street and is open from 7am to 10:30pm, 7 days a week. Services are free and available to individuals of all ages.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu



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