Sixth Baltimore Bridge Victim Identified by Authorities

AI generated image of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge
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Salvage teams under the Unified Command have found the sixth casualty in the aftermath of the Baltimore bridge collapse.

Responders from the Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, and the FBI were present at the scene and retrieved the body of a construction worker. The deceased has been identified as 37-year-old José Mynor López from Baltimore, Maryland.

“With heavy hearts, today marks a significant milestone in our recovery efforts and providing closure to the loved ones of the six workers who lost their lives in this tragic event,” stated Colonel Roland L. Butler, Jr., Superintendent of the Maryland Department of State Police. 

“As we mourn with the families, we honor the memory of José Mynor López, Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes, Dorlian Ronial Castillo Cabrera, Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval, Carlos Daniel Hernandez Estrella, and Miguel Angel Luna Gonzalez.”

The incident occurred when the Singaporean-flagged container ship Dali collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26. This collision led to the bridge's collapse into the lower Patapsco River, halting all maritime movement to and from the Port of Baltimore.

At the time of the collapse, eight road crew workers were on the bridge, taking a break from pothole repairs. While two of the workers were rescued, the recovery of the sixth body marks the retrieval of all missing persons.

The Key Bridge Response 2024 Unified Command includes various agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Transportation Authority, Maryland State Police, and Witt O’Brien’s representing Synergy Marine.