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Car rolls, four injured near Oak Harbor

Four people were injured in a rollover accident on North Whidbey Monday morning.   - Photo courtesy of Island County Sheriff
Four people were injured in a rollover accident on North Whidbey Monday morning.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Island County Sheriff's Office

Four people were injured early Monday morning in a roll-over accident at the intersection of Arnold and Monroe Landing roads.

Deputy Lane Campbell with the Island County Sheriff's Office said 23-year-old Gary Hibbard of Oak Harbor was driving his Honda Accord eastward on Arnold Road at a high rate of speed. He lost control as he drove through the intersection.

Campbell said the car rolled over multiple times before coming to rest on its roof.

According to Campbell, the three passengers were injured and transported to the hospital for treatment. They included 18-year-old Eric Young of Oak Harbor, as well as a 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl.

Campbell said Hibbard sustained a laceration to his head and multiple cuts and bruises, but he declined to be transported to the hospital.

The accident occurred at about 2:50 a.m. Hibbard was driving the three young people to their homes after a party at his house, Campbell reported.

Campbell said the accident was caused by excessive speed. He said Hibbard may face a charge for reckless driving, but the case is still under investigation.


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