Motorcyclist killed in Brinnon wreck identified

BRINNON — Jeffery S. Thomas of Kingston has been identified as the motorcyclist who was killed when he collided with a truck-trailer near the intersection of Hjelviks Road and U.S. Highway 101 on Friday.

He was 33.

He was on a recreational ride with three others from Naval Base Kitsap at Bremerton who were traveling southbound on Highway 101 when a tractor-trailer slowed to turn into the Yelvik General Store parking lot at about 11:26 a.m. Friday, the State Patrol said.

Thomas ran into the back of the truck and died at the scene, troopers said in a memo.

Unhurt were the truck driver, Thomas M. Perkins, 62, and passenger Cheryl L. Perkins, 60, both of Poulsbo. Both were wearing seat belts while Thomas was wearing a helmet.

The cause of the wreck was under investigation, troopers said.

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