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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

567 Skagit Cases (+9)
<30 Cases in ZIP 98221

60 Hospitalizations (+0)
16 Deaths (+0)
454 Recovered
12,653 Tested
4.5% Positive

37,941 Cases Statewide (+521)
4,630 Hospitalizations (+42)

1,394 Deaths Statewide (+10)
645,072 Total Tests Statewide
5.9% Positive

Updated 7:00 pm July 8, 2020.

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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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