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Teen airlifted to Harborview after crash

Four people were injured and traffic on Highway 20 north of Oak Harbor was detoured for more than three hours late Wednesday afternoon as the result of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Frostad Road.

At approximately 4 p.m., Roger Hull, a 51-year-old Oak Harbor resident, was driving a 1987 Cadillac southbound on Highway 20 when he collided with a 1997 Dodge Ram pickup traveling northbound, according to the State Patrol report.

When rescue teams arrived on scene, they had to use the Jaws of Life to cut the roof off the Cadillac and extricate Hull and two passengers, Kristen Hull, 17, and Caleb Hull, 15.

“It didn’t take long,” said Marv Koorn, chief of Fire District 2. “The guys got the doors open and the people out.”

Firefighters from District 2 and Whidbey Island Naval Air Station responded.

State Trooper Benjamin McBride said he didn’t know what caused the accident but that it appeared the Cadillac drifted over the center line.

He said the accident is still under investigation and didn’t speculate to how long it would take to complete.

Traffic was detoured onto Jones Road and Sleeper Road while troopers conducted their investigation.

The wreckage was cleared up by 7:20 p.m.

Roger Hull and Caleb Hull were transported to Whidbey General Hospital where they are in satisfactory condition.

The driver of the pickup truck, Marysville resident Jack Johnson, was treated at Whidbey General Hospital and released.

Kristen Hull was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where she remains in serious condition.

You can reach News-Times reporter Nathan Whalen at nwhalen@whidbeynewstimes.com or 675-6611.

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