Camp Lejeune confirmed 20-year-old Tyler Michael Armbruster was a lance corporal stationed at the Jacksonville base.
He was originally from Bay, Florida, joined the on June 15, 2015, and was promoted to lance corporal on Aug. 1, 2016.
Armbruster was a fire support man serving with the 10th Marine Regiment who had received one letter of appreciation, according to Camp Lejeune officials.
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A Camp Lejeune Marine was pronounced dead when first responders reached him after a high-speed motorcycle crash.
Tyler Michael Armbruster, 20, was riding a 2013 Triumph motorcycle traveling toward Richlands on Gum Branch Road around 4:19 a.m. Sunday, said Highway Patrol First Sgt. David Oglesby.
Near Mars Lane, Oglesby said Armbruster ran off the road to the right coming off a curb before hitting cable box, tree, and fence in front of 4420 Gum Branch Road.
Though Armbruster was wearing an N.C. Department of Transportation approved helmet, he died as a result of the crash, Oglesby said.
Speed likely played a factor as Armbruster is estimated to have been traveling 70 mph in a 45 mph zone, Oglesby said, but it does not appear that he’d been drinking and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.
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