Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse: Body of Final Victim Found

The body of the last victim of the collapse of the Francis-Scott-Key bridge in Baltimore has been found, Maryland state authorities said on Tuesday, May 7

Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse: Body of Final Victim Found

The body of the last victim of the collapse of the Francis-Scott-Key bridge in Baltimore has been found, Maryland state authorities said on Tuesday, May 7. The Dali, a 300-meter-long container ship, crashed into a bridge pier on March 26, causing it to collapse and killing six people.

Six workers who were carrying out road repair work on the bridge when it was hit by the ship had been reported missing. Two others were able to be rescued.

The victim whose body was found Tuesday was identified by authorities as Jose Mynor Lopez, a 37-year-old laborer from Baltimore. “Today, Jose Mynor Lopez, the sixth and final missing victim, was found,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott wrote on X.

Work to fully reopen the channel will continue, Mr Scott said.

The collapse of the bridge led to the blocking of part of maritime transport in one of the busiest ports in the country. A temporary navigation corridor was opened to allow the passage of vessels carrying out rescue and clearance operations.

The US Federal Police (FBI) and the National Transportation Safety Board have opened an investigation into the accident.