Oakville Man Dies After Motorcycle Strikes Horse


A 28-year-old Oakville man died early Wednesday morning after his motorcycle struck a horse that was standing in the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 12, according to the Washington State Patrol. 

Joshua M. Bubnick was traveling east near mile marker 41 in Rochester when his 2020 Honda struck the animal at about 4:30 a.m. Bubnick, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene, according to the state patrol. 

The road was closed for an hour and 46 minutes after the crash. 

The horse was killed in the crash, according to the state patrol.