CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — An 8-year-0ld boy from Longview, Wash., died early Sunday afternoon — one week after a Highway 30 traffic crash that claimed the life of his father.
The 8-year-old, identified by Oregon State Police as Noah Waite-Brown, reportedly had been at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center since the crash. He was being treated at its Randall Children’s Hospital.
The two-vehicle, head-on crash happened April 14 along Highway 30 at Bradley Hill, about 13 miles west of Clatskanie in Clatsop County.
Seven people, including four juveniles, were taken to the hospital. Noah’s dad, Lucas William Brown, died that evening at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.
Oregon State Police Lt. Duane Stanton reports that around 5:36 p.m. Sunday a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta driven by the 36-year-old Brown was heading east while negotiating a curve. The Longview man’s car “traveled across the double solid centerline and collided head-on with a 2003 Mini Cooper,” according to Stanton’s report.
“After impact the Volkswagen came to rest on its top off the highway, and the Mini Cooper came to rest along the right shoulder and fog line,” Stanton reports. “Vehicle debris was scattered across the highway.”
Seven-year-old Kane Brown was in the car with his father and brother. Kane survived the crash with non-life-threatening injures, Oregon State Police reports.
The Mini Cooper was being driven by a 42-year-old from Astoria, identified by police as Kimberly Sultan. Firefighters had to extricate her from the car. She was taken by ambulance to St. John Medical Center in Longview and was later transferred to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. At the time she was in critical condition.
There were three passengers in her car, including a 16-year-old and a 22-month-old girl. They were all using safety restraints, and had only minor injuries.
“Safety restraint use by the occupants in the Volkswagen is pending confirmation,” OSP reports.