A Longview boy remained in critical condition Tuesday after an automobile accident that killed his father, but an Astoria woman’s condition has improved to serious.
Both Noah Waite-Brown, 8, and Kimberly Anne Sultan, 42, are at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. They were injured in a Sunday afternoon head-on collision on Highway 30 near Clatskanie that killed the boy’s father, Lucas William Brown, 36, of Longview.
The boy’s mother, Leah ‘Nikki’ Brown, 31, died March 4.
Noah’s half-brother, Kane Gabriel Brown, 7, was listed in good condition Tuesday at Oregon Health & Science University. Both boys were passengers in their father’s car.
Three other injured people — Ivan Sultan, 44, Keanu Sultan, 16, and Emily Lloyd, 22 months, all passengers in Kimberly Sultan’s car — have been released from Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, where they were treated for minor injuries.
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The Oregon State Police is continuing to investigate the accident. OSP spokesman Lt. Gregg Hastings said Tuesday that it could take some time before new information is released.
Police said Brown’s eastbound 1998 Volkswagen Jetta was rounding a curve near milepost 75, about 13 miles west of Clatskanie, when it crossed the center line and crashed into a westbound 2003 Mini Cooper driven by Kimberly Sultan. All occupants of the Mini were wearing seat belts.
It was unclear whether the people in the Volkswagen were wearing seat belts.
The crash shut down the two-lane highway for about three hours.