Oak Harbor man killed in motorcycle crash

The Washington State Patrol identified an Oak Harbor man killed in a motorcycle crash on North Whidbey Saturday night as Matthew J. Cramer.

Records show that Cramer, 35, was also involved in a serious motorcycle accident on Whidbey Island less than a year prior.

The State Patrol reported that Cramer drove a 2002 Yamaha XV1700 motorcycle east on Crescent Harbor Road and passed multiple vehicles at a high rate of speed. He struck the rear of a Dodge Ram pickup driven by 50-year-old Kristen Reiter as she was turning into a private driveway.

The collision was reported at 7:35 p.m.

Cramer was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a DOT-approved helmet, the State Patrol reported.

It’s unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

The cause of the accident is under investigation, according to the State Patrol.

On July 12, 2019, Cramer was seriously injured on Northeast Regatta Drive in Oak Harbor when he lost control of his 2002 Yahama XV1700 motorcycle while traveling at a high rate of speed, a State Patrol memo said.

Cramer was seriously injured and transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment.

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