Highway 20 clear after 2-vehicle traffic accident

Highway 20 has been cleared after a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred around noon today near the Kettles Gate.

One woman was transported to WhidbeyHealth Medical Center for evaluation, according to Deputy Lane Campbell of the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Campbell said she appeared uninjured but was transported because she is pregnant and complained of back pain.

A woman driving a black Dodge Journey Crossroad didn’t see another woman in a white Chevy Cruze as she was stopped trying to turn left into the parking lot at Kettles Gate, Campbell said. The woman in the black Dodge was uninjured.

The accident blocked traffic for around 30 minutes until it could be cleared. At the time of clearing, the backup of cars was around a mile long each way.

This was the second accident within a quarter mile of each other today, Campbell said. The other one occurred at 9:07 a.m. on Winterhawk Lane. One person involved was transported to the hospital for observation, but had no serious injuries, he said. The area rarely sees accidents, Campbell said.

“I’m not sure what it is about today,” he said.

More in News

Sewage plant recognized as project of the year

Oak Harbor’s new clean water facility was recently honored as one of… Continue reading

Workshop looks at rising sea level

Whidbey Island dwellers may have a interest in the effects rising sea… Continue reading

Man held on $100,000 bail for child porn

An Oak Harbor man admitted to having “multiple gigabytes” of child pornography… Continue reading

Pumpkin pickers needed

Liz Sherman picks sugar pie pumpkins at Sherman’s Pioneer Farm in Coupeville.… Continue reading

Leaders work on plan to end homelessness

Whidbey leaders and residents have been discussing the issue of homelessness for… Continue reading

Agreement reached between hospital, island fire districts

After months of negotiating, North and Central Whidbey fire districts have reached… Continue reading

Getting clean: Family reunites, offers hope for others battling addiction

Daniel and Adriana Aivles were addicted to heroin and living out of… Continue reading

Dog owners still breaking leash laws at Greenbank Farm

To address ongoing issues with dogs straying into farmland at the Greenbank… Continue reading

Island County cuts off its funding for Spin Cafe

An Oak Harbor day shelter for homeless people is hoping to repair… Continue reading

Most Read