AURORA, Ore. - A man sought in a domestic violence complaint at an Interstate 5 rest area Sunday was found dead on the edge of the freeway after he apparently ran into traffic and was hit and killed by a car, state police said.
The incident started just before 9 p.m. Sunday night when Oregon State Police dispatched a trooper to a report of a domestic assault at the southbound I-5 Baldock Rest Area, south of Wilsonville.
The woman reported the incident after driving to Woodburn, leaving her husband at the rest area.
A trooper arrived at the rest area at 9:19 p.m., where a witness reported seeing a man running after a vehicle about a half hour earlier.
About the same time, state police started getting reports of a man walking in and out of southbound traffic south of teh rest area.
At 9:32 p.m., police got a report that a pedestrian had been hit on I-5. Troopers found the involved vehicle from Corvallis and talked to the driver, who said she had struck a pedestrian in the traffic lane. The driver was not injured.
Police found Troy Duane Tribby, 48, dead off the edge of the highway. Police said Tribby was the person of interest named in the domestic complaint. He lived in Ashland and was a former resident of the Madras and Redmond areas.