Coupeville driver may have fallen asleep before Highway 525 crash

A Coupeville couple were involved in a rollover accident on Highway 525 last weekend.

According to Sgt. Bruce Maier with the Washington State Patrol, the accident occurred Saturday at about 7:30 p.m. just south of Donahey Road on Central Whidbey.

Victoria and Ricardo Reyes were northbound on Highway 525 in a 2003 GMC Envoy when the vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a mailbox. The car changed direction toward the center of the highway before spinning around and hitting the embankment, Maier said.

“She apparently fell asleep,” he said.

The vehicle came to rest on its roof. Emergency responders with Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue were on scene and assisted the couple. Both were transported to Whidbey General Hospital for minor injuries.

According to Maier, Victoria Reyes was cited for “driving with wheels off the roadway.” No other vehicles were involved in the crash, he said.

Both lanes of Highway 525 were closed for a few minutes before firefighters could open one lane of traffic.

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