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Two Oak Harbor women were killed as a result of a one-car traffic accident Wednesday when their vehicle, which was traveling eastbound, ran off Highway 20 near Reservation Rd. and hit a concrete barrier fronting Sunland Bank and Topsoils.

Both tie driver, 59-year-old Gail Wieldraayer and 84-year-old Lorna Wieldraayer were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where both later died, according to a news release from the Washington State Patrol.

While the investigation continues, troopers don’t believe alcohol or drugs were a factor. Both were wearing seat belts.

Highway 20 was shut down for about 30 minutes while emergency personnel responded

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,564 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

287 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
34,545 Fully Vaccinated
49,322 Initial Doses Given


355,387 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,292 Hospitalizations

5,362 Deaths Statewide
1,765,245 Fully Vaccinated
2,677,748 Initial Doses Given

Updated 8 pm, April 15, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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