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August 22, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Senior Airman killed in Gig Harbor motorcycle crash

A man killed in a Gig Harbor motorcycle crash Monday night has been identified as Senior Airman Ty Barnes, 23, according to a Joint Base Lewis-McChord release.

Barnes, who was assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron at Lewis-McChord, was wearing all appropriate protective gear at the time of the collision, the release said. He not have had a motorcycle endorsement on his driver’s licence though, before he smashed into a large rock near a right hand curve on the 5000 block of Reid Drive Northwest, according to the News Tribune. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The paperalso reports that a candlelight vigil for Barnes is scheduled for 9:30 tonight at the site of his roadside memorial.

 

 

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