Kadena airman dies in motorcycle crash

A 33-year-old airman is dead after losing control of his motorcycle driving Highway 329 and crashed into a roadside tree.

Rashard Jackson was driving in the Higashi Onna district of Uruma City at 12:10 p.m. Sunday, traveling to Okinawa City when he ran aground off the roadway and crashed into the tree.  Jackson fell and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead 1½ hours later.

Ishikawa Police are continuing an investigation into the cause of the accident.