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Tacoma man dies in motorcycle accident

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on Aug. 27, 2011 at 7:06 am with 8 Comments »
August 27, 2011 7:06 am

A Tacoma man died Friday evening as the result of a motorcycle accident in Downtown Tacoma.

The accident happened at about 6 p.m. on the State Route 705 Interchange from Interstate 5, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Brandon A. Butler, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the WSP, the motorcycle was traveling northbound onto the exit at a high rate of speed. While making a lane change, the driver lost control of the and struck a concrete barrier. The victim was wearing a helmet. WSP says excessive speed was the cause.

The accident blocked the off ramp for several hours and backed up traffic.

Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. Whatever1214 says:

    He was not a victim.

  2. thewestside says:

    Victim, definition
    (1) : one that is injured, destroyed, or sacrificed under any of various conditions

  3. heartbrokenBB says:

    He was a victim~He served our country, had a beautiful wife, kids, his smile filled every room he went into~He was a good rider~Served tours to Iraq, Afganistan, has a huge heart.. May God be with his family and comfort them, give them peace. FYI~He was riding a Motorcycle the he had restored that was his Best Friends, His brothers~Who also~While riding the same MC went down & didnt get back up less than a mile away~~

  4. I’ve seen several of these C-rocket “invincibles” on this ramp in the last few years. Was almost hit by one going over 100 last summer. My condolences to his family, but he will never endanger another life. RIP

  5. Looking at his FB he looked liked a good guy with a beautiful family. His last post “Bout to hit the H20 front ( waterfront)”

  6. Thank you, brother and to your family, for your service to our Nation. No matter how your life was lost, your gifts and service to your nation was great and you will never be forgotten.

  7. tngraves says:

    I have never seen bigger jerks in my life! Seeing comments people are making just amazes me. I met Brandon last year when we celebrated everyones bday (we all went bowling). Everytime after that when I would see him he was always smiling and just happy about life and his family. He leaves behind a beautiful wife and two young boys one who I don’t even think is 1 years old yet. Okay he was speeding……..but his life is gone! Have some respect “My condolences to his family, but he will never endanger another life. RIP” All that was even needed to be said….. He just came back from serving our country a few months ago and to have his life taken like this way has hurt so many, his family, friends and the bike club he was in FTR and surrounding MC’s! Brandon may you rest in peace and God be with your family especially your wife children!

  8. ZombieLatics says:

    Yeah, that’s it, death is the best outcome for someone that speeds…idiots. That area is a death trap. The pavement is in terrible repair, the merging is a nightmare, and even I’ve had troubles and I don’t speed when I’m on my bike. Rather than continually wasting money on endevors and whims of the nutjobs that post on the TNT, why not put that money into things like proper road planning, road repair? But no, as long as little Ms. Suzy home maker in Lakewood haters speeders and teachers, we’ll continue to waste, waste, waste, and waste top secure her insane vote and support.

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