The family of a missing Oregon man believe he may be the same driver whose SUV plunged from a bridge into the Columbia River, according to reports.
Antonio Amaro Lopez sent a text message to his family at about 5 p.m. Sunday saying he was headed home from his family’s restaurant, Amaro’s Table, in Hazel Dell, Washington, as frigid temps and heavy snow blanketed the region, KOIN reported.
“It turned to 7, 8 and [my mom] texted him again, ‘I’m worried, where are you?’” Lopez’s daughter, Abi Amaro, told the station Monday. “And no response.”
Meanwhile, police in Portland said a car traveling south on I-205 apparently lost control just before 6 p.m. Sunday and went over a guardrail on the Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge spanning the Oregon-Washington border and into the Columbia River below.
Amaro said her father was driving a maroon Subaru Tribeca SUV at the time, matching what a witness told cops about the vehicle