Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times
                                North Whidbey Fire/EMS Firefighter Ian Eby cleans up the scene of a head-on traffic accident Wednesday afternoon. Three people were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Highway 20 just south of Oak Harbor was closed for about an hour.

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times North Whidbey Fire/EMS Firefighter Ian Eby cleans up the scene of a head-on traffic accident Wednesday afternoon. Three people were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Highway 20 just south of Oak Harbor was closed for about an hour.

3 transported in head-on accident

Three people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday after a head-on collision on Highway 20, officials said.

Around 3:50 p.m., a man in a Subaru was traveling southbound just south of Oak Harbor city limits when he crossed the median and hit the guard rail on the other side of the highway, said Deputy Lane Campbell with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

The man, who told police he thinks he fell asleep, then tried to return to the southbound lane and struck a pickup.

The highway was closed for about an hour to clear the scene.

Several Oak Harbor City Council members were late to their weekly work session meeting due to the closure.

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times
                                North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Kirko talks into his radio Wednesday after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 20.

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Kirko talks into his radio Wednesday after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 20.

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Kirko talks into his radio Wednesday after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 20.

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