Coast Guard member killed in motorcycle crash

Clearwater, Florida -- A 22-year-old man died after he lost control of his motorcycle.

Tye Joshua Ballinger was traveling westbound on State Road 580 at a high rate of speed shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday when he failed to navigate the curve, east of Landmark Drive.

Investigators say Ballinger crossed the median and then the eastbound lanes before hitting the curb and then a concrete block wall.

The Clearwater Police Department's traffic homicide unit is investigating the crash at this time. Ballinger was reportedly not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Ballinger was a member of the United States Coast Guard.


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