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February 14, 2015 at 10:26 PM

Whidbey Island crash investigated as vehicular homicide

Update 3:21: A Clinton woman is under investigation for vehicular homicide after her car struck another on Whidbey Island Saturday night, killing that driver, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis.

Troopers identified the deceased as Timothy G. Keil, 61, of Freeland. He was declared dead at the scene.

The Clinton woman was driving a Ford van in the 8:40 p.m. incident and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries, Francis said.

The State Patrol said alcohol may have been a factor. Francis said that the “odor of alcohol that was believed to be smelled.” Investigators obtained a search warrant and took a sample of the woman’s blood, he said.

The woman was travelling south on Highway 525 four miles north of Clinton when she struck the right guardrail and crossed the centerline, hitting Keil’s northbound car, Francis said.

Keil’s 1993 Honda Accord was totaled. Keil was not wearing a seat belt, the State Patrol reported.

Original Story: One person has been killed and another has been transported to Harborview Medical Center after a two-car collision on Whidbey Island.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis reported shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday that the collision occurred on Highway 525 near Clinton. Troopers were still on the scene late into the evening.

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