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Medical Examiner identifies two killed in motorcycle crash

Update: The Pierce County Medical Examiner today identified two motorcycle riders killed Sunday night in Midland as Johnathan Capps, 16, and Steven Kenward, 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.

Initial report: Two males riding a dirt bike without its lights on rammed the side of a pickup truck on Golden Given Road Sunday night and were killed.

The victims, ages 16 and 22, were northbound on Golden Given at 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.

The families of the victims were on the scene late Sunday and were being aided by a police chaplain.

Medical Examiner identifies two killed in motorcycle crash

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