On 05/31/2019 at 3:03 PM Astoria dispatch received a report of a vehicle abandoned on the Astoria Megler Bridge near the center span. Oregon State Police, Astoria Police, Clatsop County Marine Patrol and the United States Coast Guard responded to the location and checked the bridge from above and below for any pedestrians but none was located. The abandoned vehicle was removed from the bridge under its own power. Attempts to contact the person associated with the vehicle have been unsuccessful so far. At this time information is not being released about the person pending contact with his family.
At this time the Oregon State Police is handling the investigation into the abandoned vehicle and the person believed to have abandoned it. If anyone was on the bridge and saw a person associated with the vehicle, they are asked to contact the Oregon State Police at 503-325-2231