Oak Harbor man, 22, killed in motorcycle accident

A 22-year-old Oak Harbor man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Whatcom County May 13.

Washington State Patrol reported that Fernando Gutierrez was riding a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R750 motorcycle on State Highway 20. He was eastbound and just west of Diablo Road when he lost control at a curve in the road.

The motorcycle crossed the fog line, traveled into the tree line and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident was reported at 12:44 p.m.

Cause of the accident, the state patrol reported, was that the motorcycle was traveling “too fast for curve.” Gutierrez was wearing a motorcycle helmet that was compliant with U.S. Department of Transportation rules.

The motorcycle was impounded.

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