A crash on the Interstate 205 Bridge killed one person just after 1 a.m. Saturday, according to a press release from the Portland Police Bureau.
A car smashed into the back of a tractor-trailer in the southbound lanes over the Columbia River at Government Island. Paramedics determined that the driver and only occupant of the car had died.
Portland’s Major Crash Team responded and investigated for more than four hours before reopening all southbound lanes of the freeway.
The semi driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police, according to police.
The police bureau said the driver who was killed was a man, but he has not been further identified.