PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two men were killed after a car drove off of Morrison Bridge in the early hours of Sunday, landing on its tops on the street below.
The black 2003 Mercedes 500 was headed east on the Morrison Bridge viaduct when the driver hit a barrier and went over the guardrail around 2:17 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau said in a release.
The Mercedes landed on its top on Water Avenue, below the bridge, killing both men. Both lanes of Water Avenue were closed for several hours for the police investigation. The roads reopened around 8 a.m.
The names and ages of the men have not been released.
Speeding and alcohol use are suspected to be involved in the fatal crash. No other vehicles were involved, and no other injuries were reported in connection to the crash.
PPB is asking anyone with information about the crash to contact investigators using the email email@example.com and referencing case number 23-146476.
The deaths are Portland’s 25th and 26th traffic fatalities in 2023.