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Late turn leaves car off road on South Whidbey

A white Chevrolet Blazer heading northbound on Highway 525 took a turn too late on Midvale Road and crashed into the hillside.  - Celeste Erickson / The Record
A white Chevrolet Blazer heading northbound on Highway 525 took a turn too late on Midvale Road and crashed into the hillside.
— image credit: Celeste Erickson / The Record

A late turn left one driver with a broken nose and a damaged car Tuesday.

The driver, Darren Hess, was northbound at about 4 p.m. Highway 525 when he attempted to make a left turn on Midvale Road. The turn was made too late, however, and Hess’s vehicle ended up crashing into the side of a hill.

Hess was driving a white Chevrolet Blazer, which sustained front end damage.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Merwin responded to the incident. Hess suffered a broken nose from the crash, but was able to walk away, Merwin said.

The trooper issued a citation for speeding into a turn. Drugs and alcohol were not suspected factors in the crash.

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