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UPDATE: Portland police are investigating a death that closed the freeway Friday morning as a suicide.

KOIN 6 NEWS - The scene of the I-205 crash and fatality.Northbound Interstate 205 has reopened after being closed at the Interstate 84 exit through Friday morning because of a death investigation.

Traffic was being diverted onto westbound I-84. Officials urge drivers to avoid the area through the morning.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said several vehicles were involved in a crash and the Portland Police Bureau said a deceased person was found on the freeway.

Friday after, police said it was investigating a possible suicide. According to the police, the preliminary investigation indicates an adult female may have jumped from the Northeast Halsey Street overpass and then was struck by multiple vehicles.

Investigators are hoping to hear from anyone who was driving through the area at about that time and either saw what happened or believes they might have struck the person. Please e-mail Officer David Enz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The closure quickly led to a lengthy backup that is expected to continue for hours.

This is the fourth Major Crash Team activation and fifth traffic related fatality for 2021 in the City of Portland.

KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune and contributed to this story. Their story can be found at www.koin.com.


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