Man killed in motorcycle accident

Oak Harbor man was killed in an accident involving a motorcycle on North Whidbey.

A 37-year-old Oak Harbor man was killed in an accident involving a motorcycle, a pickup truck and a car on North Whidbey March 29, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The man’s name hadn’t been released as of Tuesday morning because the next of kin couldn’t be located for notification. The State Patrol is working with the Navy to find the man’s family, according to a communications officer.

The accident memo states the man was riding a 2022 Harley Davidson north on Highway 20 and crossed the centerline at the curve near the intersection with Libbey Road. The motorcycle struck an oncoming 1998 Toyota pickup before hitting a 2002 Ford Focus head-on.

The motorcycle and the car came to rest on the southbound shoulder. They were both totaled. The pickup came to rest blocking the southbound lane. It sustained reportable damage.

The crash was reported at 6:37 p.m.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. It was unknown if he was wearing a USDOT compliant helmet, the State Patrol reported.

A 73-year-old Coupeville man was driving the pickup while a 38-year-old Freeland woman was the driver of the car. Neither were injured.

The State Patrol reported that it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

Both lanes of the highway were closed during the investigation, causing a traffic snarl for hours. The Washington State Patrol sent out a notice announcing the reopening of the highway at 10 p.m.