A motorcyclist driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 early Friday morning died after colliding with a sports utility vehicle driven by a drunk driver, according to Oregon State Police.
At 12:45 a.m., Tyler Bratton of Santa Rosa, California, was traveling south in the northbound lane of I-5 at milepost 279 in north Marion County on a black Honda motorcycle.
He had been driving north, made a U-turn and continued south on I-5, according to witnesses.
Bratton collided with a black Jeep Cherokee and was pronounced dead on the scene.
The driver of the Jeep was arrested for driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of .10, according to police.
Interstate 5 was closed for over four hours while the incident was investigated.
Bill Poehler covers Marion County for the Statesman Journal. Contact him at bpoehler@StatesmanJournal.com
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