SALEM -- An off-duty Marion County sheriff's deputy riding a motorcycle was killed on Interstate 5 north of Albany Sunday afternoon, police said.
Tyler D. Chapman, 33, of Salem, lost control of his 2003 Honda while trying to stop for braking traffic ahead. He went down on the roadway, said Lt. Gregg Hastings.
Minnie J. Bohall, 33, of Creswell, was behind him in her 2005 Dodge Durango and was unable to stop, running over the bike and Chapman, Hastings said.
He was taken to Salem Hospital in serious condition, where he died.
Northbound lanes were partially blocked from 1:40 p.m. until the scene was cleared around 3:40 p.m.
Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers said "we share with his family the grief of his passing as he was also a part of our law enforcement family. Tyler was beloved by his peers and known for his infectious sense of humor. He was consummate professional, dedicated and committed to training and educating law enforcement officers of the future. He will be sorely missed"
Chapman was a graduate of Sprague High School in Salem and joined the Navy before pursuing a career in law enforcement. He was with the sheriff's office for 13 years.
Chapman is survived by his wife Torry and their two children.