BRIDGEPORT — Police are investigating a report from a 36-year-old Brewster woman who reported her car rolled into the Columbia River at Marina Park in Bridgeport Saturday morning.
The woman who owns the 1988 Ford Bronco told Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies that she was in the passenger’s seat and a man she identified only as “David” was in the driver’s seat when they parked on the boat ramp to look at the river, Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said.
She told police that they heard a popping noise and the car rolled into the water. Both she and the driver were able to get out of the car before it submerged in about 8 feet of water, the sheriff said. She told deputies that the man ran away. Gjesdal said the woman has a suspended license.
Deputies drove the woman home, and a tow truck pulled her car from the river, Gjesdal said.
He said there were no other witnesses to the vehicle rolling into the water.
Deputies called the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and state Department of Ecology after noticing a light sheen on the water above the car which may have indicated a fuel spill, he said.