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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

5,075 Confirmed Skagit Cases
430-439 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

326 Hospitalizations
72 Deaths
49,057 Fully Vaccinated
59,732 Initial Doses Given


389,882 Confirmed Cases Statewide
23,187 Hospitalizations

5,622 Deaths Statewide
2,757,234 Fully Vaccinated
3,562,750 Initial Doses Given

Updated 7 pm, May 15, 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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