Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Tyler Huber

Clinton, Tennessee

April 9, 2011

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
24 Army  

C 38

 With the 275th Rangers while deployed in Iraq. Recently returned stateside.

HUBER, SGT. TYLER JOHN -age 24 of Tacoma, WA, formerly of Knoxville, TN passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011. Sgt. Huber was actively serving in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger with 3 tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has earned the Army Achievement Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Parachute Badge, Ranger Tab, Joint Service Accommodation Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal and Iraqi Campaign Medal. Tyler was a 2005 graduate of West High School and attended the University of Tennessee. Red-headed Tyler was a firecracker with an adventurous, independent spirit who viewed life as a journey. He loved snowboarding, Jeep riding, swimming, and cooking (even making his own sushi). Tyler also played the cello with the Knoxville Youth Symphony. With Tyler's kind heart, he was everyone's champion, caring for people and animals alike. He looked out for the "little guys" and often took in stray cats and dogs. He never met a stranger; he could start a conversation with anyone. Once you were Tyler's friend, you were a friend for life. He was planning a career in social work. 
From KIRO TV kirotv.com 04/10/11:

Motorcyclist Killed In High-Speed Collision
Posted: 11:59 am PDT April 10, 2011Updated: 4:31 pm PDT April 10, 2011
PUYALLUP, Wash. -- A 24-year-old Puyallup man was killed Saturday on River Road when the motorcycle he was driving hit a car head-on, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Witnesses estimated the motorcycle was traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph before the collision near 78th Avenue East, trooper Guy Gill said.

The motorcyclist, indentified as Tyler Huber, was northbound on River Road state Route 167 near Puyallup about 12:15 p.m. while the driver of a 1993 Chevrolet Lumina was southbound on River Road. When the driver of the Lumina attempted to turn left onto 78th Avenue East, the motorcycle struck the car, according to the State Patrol.
The State Patrol said the cause of the accident was excessive speed. The driver of the motorcycle was thrown 440 feet and was dead at the scene, Gill said. His name was not released Saturday because family members had not been notified. The motorcyclist, who was driving a 2009 Suzuki GSXR10, was wearing a helmet.

The 28-year-old driver of the Lumina was treated and released at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. His vehicle was totaled.

Copyright 2011 by The News Tribune. All rights reserved.

From The Sky Valley Chronicle skyvalleychronicle.com 04/11/11:

MOTORCYCLE RIDER WAS DOING OVER 100 MPH WHEN HE DIED
April 11, 2011

(PUYALLUP, WA) -- The state patrol says a 24-year-old Puyallup man was killed Saturday on River Road in Puyallup when the motorcycle he was driving at speeds over 100 mph according to witnesses rammed a car head-on.

The accident happened near 78th Avenue East just after 12 noon.

The motorcyclist, driving a 2009 Suzuki GSXR10, was identified as Tyler Huber. He was headed northbound on River Road/SR 167 near Puyallup.

The driver of a 1993 Chevrolet Lumina was southbound on the same road when the driver trued to turn left onto 78th Avenue East.

That is when the motorcycle smashed into the car, said State Patrol, which has labeled the cause of the accident as excessive speed.

Huber was thrown some 440 feet as the result of the impact and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 28-year-old driver of the car was treated and released at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.

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