Body of sixth victim in Baltimore Key Bridge collapse pulled from water

Body of sixth victim in Baltimore Key Bridge collapse pulled from water

The Unified Command salvage teams have located the body of another victim of the Francis Scott Key Bridge disaster, bringing the total number of causalities to six.

Maryland State Police investigators identified the victim as Jose Mynor Lopez, 37, of Baltimore.

Investigators from the Maryland State Police, along with an FBI Victim Specialist and linguist, and a team of mental health professionals notified family members after a positive identification was confirmed.

"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," said 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."

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The cargo ship Dali sits in the water after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge

The discovery comes weeks after the Sri Lanka-bound Dali container ship struck the Key Bridge, causing it to collapse on the night of Mar. 26, leaving six construction workers dead.

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Less than a week ago, authorities announced a fifth victim's body had been recovered from the wreckage. Miguel Angel Luna Gonzalez, 49, of Glen Burnie was recovered after divers spotted a red construction vehicle in the river and alerted the Maryland Department of State.

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The cargo ship Dali sits in the water after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge
The cargo ship Dali sits in the water after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland.

"We remain dedicated to the ongoing recovery operations while knowing behind each person lost in this tragedy lies a loving family," Butler, Jr., said in a previous press release. "Along with our local, state and federal partners, we ask that everyone extend their deepest sympathies and support to the families during this difficult time."

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore announced last month that the state will establish a scholarship for the families of transportation workers who die on the job.


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