Kadena airman dies in motorcycle crash
December 29, 2004
YOMITAN, Okinawa — A Kadena airman was killed early Sunday after losing control of his motorcycle on a narrow village road, according to Okinawa prefectural police.
Staff Sgt. Jacob Livingston, 23, was pronounced dead of massive internal injuries at Nakagami Hospital in Okinawa City at 5:53 a.m., a police spokesman said.
However, a more detailed report of his injuries will not be final until an autopsy is performed at the U.S. Naval Hospital on Camp Lester, the spokesman said.
Livingston was assigned to the 718 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 18th Wing, at Kadena Air Base.
According to a preliminary accident report, he was traveling southbound on a narrow village road near Bolo Point when he lost control of his 1,200 cc motorcycle and was thrown onto the road at 5:10 a.m.
“There were skid marks at the accident scene,” the police spokesman said, adding that the accident is under investigation but that no other vehicles appeared to be involved.
The village road runs through sugar cane fields between the Zampa Royal Hotel at Bolo Point and the Hotel Nikko Alivila, near Torii Station.
Livingston had attended a Christmas party with friends at a bar near the Zampa Royal Hotel, but no one in the party could say when he left, the police spokesman said.
Chiyomi Sumida contributed to this report.