Community mourns after motorcyclist dies in crash - KCTV5 News

Community mourns after motorcyclist dies in crash

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Tyler Barker. (Submitted to KCTV5) Tyler Barker. (Submitted to KCTV5)
On Sunday, his friends wanted to gather to remember him. (Nathan Vickers/KCTV) On Sunday, his friends wanted to gather to remember him. (Nathan Vickers/KCTV)

A community is mourning a motorcyclist who died after losing control and crashing in Kansas City. 

According to the police report, the crash happened at 2:23 a.m. at NE Parvin Road and N. Kentucky Avenue.

The investigation showed that he lost control and went off the right side of the road. 

The victim died at the scene and has been identified as 24-year-old Tyler Barker from Lawson. 

The sport bike community in KC considered him family.

They put up a memorial where he crashed and gathered on Sunday night to salute him with roaring engines.

Barker rode with several motorcycle groups in the area. On Saturday night, he was part of a large ride on 210 Highway.

His friends say he left to go home and they don't know what led to the crash that took his life.

Barker was engaged. He and his fiancé were expecting a child this fall.

On Sunday, his friends wanted to remember him and also remind each other to ride with care.

“This out here, all these bikes, is a reciprocation of the love he gave to us,” said Lucas Wiles.

“It's amazing that everyone did this, knowing Tyler, everything about Tyler,” said Brandon Olszanski.

“It's another warning,” said Barker’s cousin Christian Love. “We got to ride safe. That dude was as seasoned as anyone out there.”

Barker's friends signed a ball and handkerchief for his family. They're also searching for his wedding band, which they think was in his jacket when he crashed.

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