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Young Puyallup man killed in motorcycle wreck Friday

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm with 7 Comments »
April 9, 2012 12:19 pm

A 19-year-old Puyallup man was killed Friday evening after he crashed into a car while riding a motorcycle down an east Pierce County road.

Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said Daniel Grace appeared to be speeding and possibly racing another motorcyclist at the time of the crash.

Grace was riding southbound on 66th Avenue East about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Witnesses reported that he was going at least two times the posted 35 mph speed limit, Troyer said.

The motorcycle’s brakes locked up in the 15600 block. The motorcycle slid into the side of a vehicle, Troyer said.

Grace was killed instantly.

The 29-year-old woman driving the car suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

Deputies interviewed another motorcyclist who might have been racing Grace at the time of the crash, Troyer said.

Deputies will forward their investigation into the deadly crash to Pierce County prosecutors, who will decide whether the other motorcyclist will face any charges.

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  1. subcaller says:

    My heart goes out to the family of this young man. I see him, or those like him, every time I ride. Youth and stupidity are a dangerous mix.

  2. MommaRose says:

    The family and friends of this young man have been visiting the ditch near the site of the accident. This is so sad. I see the kids racing bicycles, motor bikes, and cars on this street frequently. It use to be a 25 mile an hour street and they made no improvements before the speed limit was raised. Please don’t race on the streets. You have so much to live for. My condolences to the family.

  3. I live just around the corner and happened by the accident just after it happened. I knew right away the rider did not make it RIP, still can’t figure out if the car pulled out in front of him or pulled out from the other side of the road. No matter it was a horrific crash scene and I have lost to many friends this way in the past few years. I hope is friend that was with him is able to move on with his life, such a bad thing to see and go through, reason I stopped ridding.

  4. awagner35 says:

    Daniel Grace was a good man. Regardless if he was racing or not, he still lost his life. Some of these comments are ignorant because someone dear is no longer with us because of this accident. I knew Daniel and know he is watching out for all the families that are grieving his loss.

    @regfool2 u are disrespectful and may karma show its mercy!

  5. I too live around the corner from this accident and I drive down this road everyday on the way home from work. Unfortunately many people….both cars and motorcycles speed down this road constantly…I can’t even count how many accidents I have seen on 66th and 160th in the past 6 years that I have lived here….it is really, really sad that this young man had his entire life ahead of him and now he is gone…it is something that could have been avoided by driving safely and responsibly ..there are many side streets and driveways along this stretch of road and many children as well….my heart goes out to this young man’s family and friends….RIP

  6. FloresDM1 says:

    I live just the other sided of 160th and saw all the flashing lights and the vehicle that was hit. This kind of hits home because this was a co-workers son and just two years ago this summer my own son was in an accident on this same road (at the intersection). He was heading to the mall with his then 7 year old sister, luckily they were unhurt when the roof of the jeep was ripped off. My prayers go out to Daniel’s family.
    I agree with some of the other readers there are way too many speeder down this road and I think the intersection should be a 4 way stop.

  7. Slimluedtke says:

    R.I.P bro, you were a big impact on my life, i hope all is well for you in heaven hope racing is fun up there, ill be up there soon to learn! love ya man rest in peace

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