A 37-year-old Tacoma man died Saturday morning after the motorcycle he was riding struck an SUV. Witnesses told police the SUV had run a red light.
The motorcyclist was identified by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office as Brian Beale of Tacoma.
He died at St. Joseph Hospital shortly after 11:30 a.m., about 45 minutes after the crash at South 12th and South Stevens streets.
Beale was westbound when a southbound SUV apparently ran the light, Tacoma Police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. Beale hit the SUV.
Never miss a local story.
The crash was still under investigation Saturday night, and it hadn’t been determined whether the SUV driver will face more than a traffic ticket.
Drugs or alcohol didn’t appear to have been involved, Fulghum said.