Klahowya AD injured in rollover crash

Klahowya Secondary School Athletic Director Jodie Woolf is in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle following a single-car rollover accident 16 miles west of Ritzville, Wash. on Interstate 90 Wednesday afternoon.

According to a Washington State Patrol report, Woolf was driving westbound on I-90 following a heavy downpour in the area.

Citing speeds too fast for the conditions, the report states that her 2002 Ford Explorer then began to hydroplane and Woolf lost control, causing the vehicle to go into the median and roll twice before coming to rest back on its wheels.

Woolf was initially transported to Good Samaritan in Moses Lake before being airlifted to Harborview. Woolf was listed in satisfactory condition as of Thursday.

“She’s a wonderful person and she’s awfully tough,” Mike Akers, athletic coordinator for the Central Kitsap School District said. “If anyone is going to respond well, it’s going to be her.”

Akers said Woolf underwent surgery Thursday, but had not yet heard what kind of surgery or how it went.

While Woolf is out (Akers said right now she could be gone anywhere from a matter of weeks to months), Klahowya assistant principal Mona Swanson will handle AD duties.

“I’m working with her too,” Akers said. “Monday will be kind of hectic clearing kids for fall sports. But we just wish her the best.”

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