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SUV rolls on Highway 525

Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue firefighters assist Coupeville residents Victoria and Ricardo Reyes after their vehicle flipped over on State Highway 525 Saturday. - Justin Burnett / Whidbey News-Times
Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue firefighters assist Coupeville residents Victoria and Ricardo Reyes after their vehicle flipped over on State Highway 525 Saturday.
— image credit: Justin Burnett / Whidbey News-Times

A Coupeville couple were involved in a rollover accident on State Highway 525 this weekend.

According to Sgt. Bruce Maier with the Washington State Patrol, the accident occurred Saturday evening at about 7:30 p.m. just south of Donahey Road in Central Whidbey.

Victoria and Ricardo Reyes were northbound on Highway 525 in a 2003 GMC Envoy when the vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a mailbox. The car changed direction toward the center of the highway before spinning around and hitting the embankment, Maier said.

“She apparently fell asleep,” he said.

The vehicle came to rest on its roof. Emergency responders with Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue were on scene and assisted the couple. It appeared both were transported to Whidbey General Hospital for minor injuries.

According to Maier, Victoria Reyes was cited for “driving with wheels off the roadway.” No other vehicles were involved in the crash, he said.

Both lanes of Highway 525 were closed for a few minutes.

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