A Joint Base Lewis-McChord man died Monday night when his motorcycle crashed in his hometown of Gig Harbor.
Ty Barnes, 23, left the roadway on a right hand curve and hit a large rock, flipping the motorcycle in the 5000 block of Reid Drive Northwest, 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 endorsement, 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.He served as a combat controller with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron.