A Joint Base Lewis-McChord man died Monday night when his motorcycle crashed in his hometown of Gig Harbor.
The motorcycle ridden by Ty Barnes, 23, left the roadway in the 5000 block of Reid Drive Northwest on a right-hand curve, hit a large rock and flipped, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
Crews responded at 11:20 p.m. and pronounced Barnes dead at the scene.
He was wearing a helmet, but did not have a motorcycle license, Troyer said.
Barnes joined the Air Force in March of 2008, and was assigned to JBLM in April 2012, according to Air Force spokeswoman Dawn Hart.
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