SALEM, Ore. -- An off-duty sheriff's deputy died Sunday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 5 north of Albany, police said.
Tyler David Chapman, a senior deputy with the Marion County Sheriff's Office, lost control of his motorcycle and crashed, Oregon State Police said.
The 40-year-old Chapman was off-duty at the time of the crash.
Chapman lost control of the motorcycle when he tried to slow down as traffic ahead of him stopped for heavy congestion on the highway, state police said.
He was thrown from his bike into the roadway.
Minnie Bohall, a Creswell resident, said she couldn't avoid running over Chapman or his motorcycle with her Dodge Durango, state police said.
Chapman was taken to a Salem hospital where he was declared dead from injuries sustained in the crash.
Bohall was not injured.
The crash partially blocked northbound traffic that caused congestion near milepost 244 for close to two hours.
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