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Two teens die in crash

Two teenagers were killed in a single-car accident on Third Street just outside Langley late Monday afternoon.

Two other passengers in the four-door sedan were injured and taken to hospitals for medical treatment; one was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, the other was taken to Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville.

The names of the victims were not immediately available.

Third Avenue was blocked to traffic for more than three hours Monday afternoon as the State Patrol investigated the crash.

Witnesses said the car was leaving Langley at a high rate of speed before the accident. The car struck one of the signature cherry trees that line the west entrance to Langley, then spun off the roadway.

The South Whidbey School District cancelled a budget workshop scheduled for Monday night because of the accident.

Counselors will be available at the high school on Tuesday to talk to students about the accident.

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