PORT ISABEL, Texas (AP) — Rescue workers have retrieved what officials believe are the last victims of a recent bridge collapse, bringing the death toll to eight.
Two bodies were pulled from the water on Monday, and one was recovered Sunday, more than a week after four barges and a tugboat slammed into the Queen Isabella Causeway, triggering the collapse.
A couple were retrieved from a Ford sport utility vehicle removed from the water in two sections. The victims were identified as Barry Welch, 53, and his wife Chealsa Welch, 23.
The identity of the other victim was being withheld until relatives could be notified, DPS spokesman Adrian Rivera said.