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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

June 7, 2013 at 6:31 AM

Speed likely factor in fatal motorcycle crash near Oak Harbor

The Washington State Patrol says speed was likely a factor in an accident yesterday that killed a motorcyclist east of Oak Harbor.

The 33-year-old Oak Harbor woman was heading north on North Reservation Road, just north of East Hersig Road, at 4:44 p.m. when she lost control of her motorcycle and left the road, the State Patrol says. The motorcycle hit two posts before ending up about 75 feet from the road.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, the State Patrol said.

It was the region’s fourth fatal motorcycle accident since last Friday. The State Patrol is urging motorcyclists to be careful on the road.

“As soon as the weather turns nice, you see a lot of people out on their bikes, for obvious reasons,” Patrol spokesman Dan Coon said earlier this week.

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