18-year-old found dead in middle of Hood River bridge, police say

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Published: Mar. 28, 2023 at 10:06 AM PDT
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HOOD RIVER, Ore. (KPTV) - An investigation is underway after a man was found dead in the middle of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge early Tuesday morning.

At about 4 a.m., officers were called out to a report of a vehicle stopped on the bridge. A 911 caller reported the vehicle had no lights on and appeared to be unoccupied.

Officers arrived to check on the vehicle and found a man laying in the middle of the bridge. The man, identified as 18-year-old River Vanderkloot, of Hood River, was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police said no foul play is suspected at this time.

The investigation is ongoing, and no other details have been released at this time.

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Anyone with information about the case should contact the Hood River Police Department at 541-387-5256.