Fifth Victim’s Body Was Retrieved At Francis Scott Key Bridge

( – The Dali container ship slammed into the support pillars of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, at the end of March. Six people died in the collapse. Authorities have finally found the body of the fifth victim.

On May 1, the Key Bridge Response Unified Command announced it found the body of Miguel Angel Luna Gonzalez. The 49-year-old lived in Glen Burnie, Maryland. The FBI, Maryland State Police, and the state’s Transportation Authority Police assisted in the recovery of the victim’s body. He was found inside a red construction vehicle.

Colonel Roland L. Butler, Jr., Maryland Department of State Police’s superintendent, issued a statement saying authorities “remain dedicated to the ongoing recovery operations,” especially since all of the victims have families. He extended the department’s “deepest sympathies and support to the families during this difficult time.”

Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott posted a message on X, formerly Twitter, saying the city is “heartbroken” for the families.

Authorities have recovered four other victims from the water, including 35-year-old Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes, 26-year-old Dorlian Ronial Castillo Cabrera, 38-year-old Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval, and one whom the family requested not be named. José Mynor Lopez is still missing.

On May 2, David Broughton, a spokesperson for the Maryland Department of Transportation, said that the bridge would cost up to $1.9 billion to rebuild. The project is expected to take more than four years. The estimates are preliminary, but the bridge should be completed by the fall of 2028. The state is also expected to get a payment of $350 million from the bridge collapse. The insurer, Chubb, has a $350 million limit on the policy it wrote for the bridge.

Approximately 3,000 tons of debris have been removed from the water, with about 50,000 tons remaining. It will either be disposed of or recycled. Four temporary channels have been reopened in the channel since the accident.

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