Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm reports on August 7, after 2:43 p.m., Deputies investigated a single motor vehicle crash near NE Old Salem Road and NE Conser Road. Linn County 9-1-1 received a complaint of a red motorcycle on Knox Butte Road swerving into other lanes of travel as it entered the city limits of Albany. The caller reported the operator was unable to control the motorcycle and almost struck other vehicles, in addition, Albany Police Department received complaints as the motorcycle entered town. The caller reported the motorcycle was last seen traveling on Old Salem Road toward Millersburg.
Deputies responded to the area within minutes and located the motorcycle crashed near Conser Road. Deputies found Darren Gregory, 35, unconscious with no pulse. Deputies began life saving efforts until medics arrived. Gregory was pronounced deceased on scene.
Gregory was wearing a full-face helmet. Speed was not a primary cause of the crash. Deputies continue to investigate the reason for the crash to include impairment or contributing medical condition.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information related to the investigation is encouraged to call the Linn County Sheriff’s Office (541-967-3950).