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UPDATE #2: Driver Identified in Fatal I-205 Crash (Photo) - 02/10/20

The driver that was killed in Saturday's crash on the Glenn Jackson Bridge is identified as Yevgeniy L. Kovalenko, 25, of Gresham. His family has been notified of his death.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing, but speed is believed to be a key contributing factor. No arrests have been made or citations issued.

This is the 6th fatal crash of 2020 in the City of Portland, and the 8th crash investigated by the Major Crash Team this year.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

You can help by doing your part to obey all traffic laws, whether you are in a vehicle, on foot, bike or scooter. To learn more, visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390


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The Major Crash Team has completed its on-scene investigation (photos) of this morning's fatal crash and I-205 southbound reopened to traffic about 5:30a.m.

The deceased driver, an adult male, is not being identified at this time.

The driver of the involved semi remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

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Southbound I-205 is restricted to one lane on the Glenn Jackson Bridge for a fatal crash investigation.

On Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1:06a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash on the I-205 southbound bridge over the Columbia River at Government Island. When they arrived they discovered a vehicle crashed into the back of a semi. Paramedics responded as well and determined that the driver and only occupant of the vehicle was deceased.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) is enroute to investigate the crash.

During the investigation, the right lanes are closed and only the left lane is able to get through.

More information will be released when appropriate to the investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Investigation photo , Semi photo , Sedan photo
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