6:06 a.m. ET, March 27, 2024

Honduran father of two presumed dead after Baltimore bridge collapse, family says

From CNN’s Maria Santana and Melissa Alonso

Mayor Yassir Suazo Sandoval

Martin Suazo

One of the workers missing since the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore has been identified as 38-year-old Maynor Yassir Suazo Sandoval, according to Martin Suazo, the man’s brother.

Martin, who lives in Honduras, told CNN that relatives in Baltimore called him to tell him that his brother, who had been doing maintenance work on the bridge, was missing after the collapse.

His brother had lived in the United States for eighteen years and was originally from Azacualpa, Honduras. He was a married father of an 18-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter.

Martin said his brother was also an entrepreneur and had started his own maintenance company.

His family still holds out hope, believing that his brother can be found alive or his body can be recovered so they can have closure and give him a proper send-off.

What we know about the victims: Six people, believed to be part of a construction crew, are presumed dead since the bridge collision.

Two of the missing workers are from Guatemala. The victims also included Mexican nationals, but it is unclear how many.

Miguel Luna, a father of three from El Salvador who has called Maryland home for 19 years, was also among those missing.

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