Motorcyclist killed in head-on collision near Tacoma is identified

A 27-year-old motorcyclist died late Sunday after a head-on collision in unincorporated Tacoma, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Eric Pelissier of Puyallup was traveling north in the southbound lanes of Canyon Road East when he struck a pickup truck in the 17100 block around 11:30 p.m.

He was taken to Tacoma General Hospital, where he died.

A sheriff’s spokesman said the crash occurred after Pelissier left a tavern.

He was not wearing a helmet.

Nobody in the pickup truck was injured.