Camano Island man dies after motorcycle crash

The man, 45, lost control on a curve where he collided with a minivan and was ejected from his seat.

CAMANO ISLAND — A man crashed on a motorcycle on West Camano Drive and died Sunday night.

Christian Roper, 45, was southbound on the road near Hagen Road around 7:55 p.m., when he didn’t follow the curve, lost control and crossed into the northbound lane, where he collided with a minivan driver.

He was thrown from the seat, landed in the roadway and died at the scene, according to a Washington State Patrol memo about the collision. He wore a helmet.

The other driver did not have serious injuries.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

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