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At least 16 motorcycle collisions, including one death and four serious crashes, were reported in Sunday’s Oyster Run to Anacortes.

A Ferndale man, Steven Vail, was killed just before 5 p.m. Sunday on northbound I-5 when his bike hit a guardrail. The Ferndale man's passenger, who is from Snohomish, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Bellingham for treatment.

A Seattle man was injured Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a wall at the Bow Post Office at the corner of Chuckanut Drive and Bow Hill Road.  Clarence Reynolds remains in serious condition.

The annual motorcycle run, which attracts bikers from all over the Northwest to Anacortes, drew a crowd of 15,000 to 20,000, according to Anacortes Police Capt. John Small.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,158 Confirmed Skagit Cases
379 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

266 Hospitalizations
60 Deaths
11,527 Fully Vaccinated
33,897 Doses Given


322,487 Confirmed Cases Statewide
19,433 Hospitalizations

4,988 Deaths Statewide

Updated 7 pm, March 2, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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