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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Portland Fire and Rescue reported a car somehow traveled off the side the Glenn Jackson Bridge on Sunday night and went into the the Columbia River.

Crews initially said the vehicle was believed to have been found Sunday night, but investigators later reported that was not the case. The search efforts involve multiple agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. 

On Monday morning, Portland police said they received a report of a vehicle going over the guard rail at 5:48 p.m. Sunday while it was traveling southbound on Interstate 205. 

Police said preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle lost control and plunged into the river. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portland Police Officer Garret Dow at Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5070.

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(2) comments

Just curious

Isn't this the bridge with no fencing?

Worst PDX Mayor Ever

How does a vehicle go over the side on the Glenn Jackson bridge? Those rails are up pretty high, I would never suspect that a car or truck could do that. Can you imagine what was going through the mind of the driver? What a nightmare.

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