Midshipman dies in motorcycle accident By Chris Amos - Staff writer Posted : Monday Jan 28, 2008 17:31:57 EST A Naval Academy student died Saturday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle on the exit ramp of a Gaithersburg, Md., highway. Midshipman 2nd Class Anthony J. Valliere, of Palatine, Ill, was 21. A Maryland State Police spokesman said preliminary indications were that the accident was caused by excessive speed. “The Naval Academy is deeply saddened by this sudden and tragic loss,” said academy superintendent Vice Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler. “Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to his family.