1 killed, 1 injured in crashes

A motorcyclist was killed and a bicyclist injured in separate accidents Monday on Whidbey.

Joshua Bybee, 30, of Freeland, died in a motorcycle accident.

The Washington State Patrol reported that Bybee was riding a 2000 Honda VFR 800 motorcycle north on State Highway 525 and was approaching Crawford Road. The motorcycle drifted off the road to the right for an unknown reason, hit a guardrail and lost control, Island County Coroner Robert Bishop said.

Bybee was ejected from the motorcycle.

The motorcycle continued into the oncoming lane of traffic, striking a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV driven by Joseph Turner, 36, of Freeland.

Bybee was pronounced dead at the scene. Turner was not injured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, according to the state patrol.

Tuesday night, a bicyclist was injured in a collision with a car in Langley.

The Washington State Patrol reported that Peter Oakley, 56, of Langley was riding a bicycle east on Sandy Point Road. Belinda Locke, 39, of Langley was headed east in a 2005 Hyundai Elantra car.

Locke drove past the bicyclist in the westbound lane, returned to the eastbound lane and came to a stop to turn northbound on Furman Avenue. Oakley struck the Jeep with his bike, the state patrol reported.

Oakley was injured and transported to Providence Hospital in Everett for treatment.

He was in stable condition Wednesday morning, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Locke was not injured and the car was not damaged.

Oakley was wearing a helmet and Locke was wearing a seat belt.

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