Two men were killed on Sunday, June 5, morning when their automobile careened off Morrison Bridge and landed on its roof in the street below.
According to a press release from the Portland Police Bureau, a black 2003 Mercedes 500 was traveling east on the Morrison Bridge viaduct at 2:17 a.m. when the driver hit a barrier and drove over the guardrail.
You can see a tweet for the confirmation of the news-
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) June 4, 2023
Both men were killed when their Mercedes overturned and landed on its roof on Water Avenue, just below the bridge. For several hours, the police investigation forced the closure of both lanes of Water Avenue. By 8 a.m., the roads were open again.
No information about the men’s ages or identities has been made public. The tragic collision may have been exacerbated by the driver’s excessive speed and alcohol consumption. There were no other automobiles involved, and only one person was hurt.
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Crime tips can be sent to PPB at [email protected]. Please include case number 23-146476 in your message. This is the 25th and 26th traffic-related fatalities in Portland for 2023.