February 21 2020
PORTLAND, Oregon - 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.