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Medical examiner identifies two killed in motorcycle crash

Post by Mike Archbold on Aug. 9, 2010 at 10:04 am with 5 Comments »
August 9, 2010 1:32 pm

The Pierce County Medical Examiner today identified two motorcycle riders killed Sunday night in Midland as Johnathan Capps, 16, and Steven Kenward II, 21, both of Tacoma.

The two were riding a dirt bike without its lights on when it rammed into the side of  a a pickup truck on Golden Given Road at 97th Street East and were killed.

The families of the victims were at the scene this morning where a memorial is growing.

The victims were northbound on Golden Given about 9 p.m. when the accident occurred, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

They struck a white pickup, possibly a Chevrolet, that had been southbound on Golden Given and was turning east onto 97th Street East, Troyer said.

The pickup truck driver fled from the scene, Troyer said, although he or she probably would not have faced charges.

The two victims were riding a bike that was “not street-legal,” Troyer said, and they were not wearing helmets.

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  1. gopedthis says:

    My goodness, as I drove past this intersection this morning and this afternoon I knew that something awful must have occured ant that some one or more must have been very very loved. The quantity of people in the street memorializing these two young men was amazing. My heart goes out to the families of the boys. Just a few years ago my own son ran a yield sign and was hit by a utility truck and I can praise the Lord that after 10 days in ICU he started to recover and is now 21 years old. God bless.

  2. gopedthis says:

    Just moments after I posted the above comment I saw the news report and the story seems to have changed into a hit and run, The truck hit the boys?
    Whats worse… One of the boys… Steven, was one of my own sons close friends at the time that he was hit by the truck. Wow… how heartbreaking. God Bless.

  3. skinner says:

    if the bike rammed the truck in the side….the truck did not hit the bike.
    read it again.

  4. It’s a hit and run because one vehicle left the scene. Probably intoxicated.

  5. Kevindot1 says:

    It’s more of a was-hit-and-ran, than a hit-and-run. But yeah, they shouldn’t have fled the scene at all.

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