Guy Gets Bucket-List Motorcycle, Dies in 3 Miles But he probably went out smiling, says his son By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jul 17, 2013 3:50 PM CDT 41 comments Comments (Shutterstock) (Newser) – It might help to know going in that Barry Strang's wife isn't angry—she can deal with the way her husband died. But the way that happened is almost too bizarre to believe. The Star-Tribune of Casper, Wyoming, explains: Barry had a lifelong dream to buy a Harley (date nights over four decades included window shopping), and he finally pulled the trigger at age 59. Wife Pam wasn't thrilled, but he was: "44 years finally got one :)," he wrote on Facebook when he picked up the bike and posted a photo. Then he pulled out of the lot and made it all of 3 miles before fatally crashing into a truck. “It was something he wanted his whole life,” says Pam. “It’s like my son said, ‘Dad went out with the biggest smile on his face.'"