Langley man airlifted after rollover crash

A Langley resident was airlifted for treatment after rolling his 1995 Ford F-150 Sunday night.

Clark Sarbaugh, 28, was also arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Temperatures were below freezing at about 8 p.m. when Sarbaugh rolled his car over on Brooks Hill Road about 100 feet past the Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club. Details of what caused the crash are unknown, according to police and first responders. South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer offered one possible explanation.

“I know it was very slick,” Palmer said.

First responders found Sarbaugh partially pinned by the vehicle, which was 15 feet off the roadway, but managed to extricate him. He was conscious and alert.

Medical staff from WhidbeyHealth Medical Center determined he needed more extensive care. He was transported via ambulance and then taken by helicopter to a hospital.

Fire, Island County Sheriff’s Office and Washington State Patrol officials could not confirm the extent of Sarbaugh’s injuries. Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Heather Axtman did not believe it was a “serious” injury.

He was talking and able to move his extremities.

Officials were also unsure which hospital he was transported to.

The vehicle appeared to be totaled, according to Palmer.

Axtman said it is unclear whether Sarbaugh was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police determine DUIs by the totality of the “circumstances,” from personal contact with the person to the cause of the crash.

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