John Kitzhaber’s son injured in car crash

18-year-old Logan Kitzhaber was flown to OHSU but has been released

Logan Kitzhaber was injured in a crash near Lincoln City, July 4, 2016 (OSP)
Logan Kitzhaber was injured in a crash near Lincoln City, July 4, 2016 (OSP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The 18-year-old son of former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber was injured in a car crash at the Oregon Coast. 101_0856

State Police Lt. Bill Fugate says Logan Kitzhaber of Portland was driving a Toyota Prius that sideswiped a motorhome after crossing the centerline on Highway 101 near Lincoln City. The motorhome rolled onto its side after the collision.

Fugate says Kitzhaber was flown to OHSU Hospital in Portland after the Fourth of July crash. According to Oregon State Police, Kitzhaber had serious injuries, but has since been released from OHSU.

“Logan has been treated and released from OHSU. He’s doing well and recovering at home. Both Sharon and I appreciate the outpouring of support,” John Kitzhaber said in a statement.

Oregon State Police confirmed however that the Prius is registered to John Albert Kitzhaber, 69, of Portland.

The motorhome was driven by a 67-year-old man from Port Angeles, Washington. He and a passenger were taken to a coastal hospital for injuries that are not life-threatening.

Fugate says the investigation isn’t over, and detectives want to hear from anyone who witnessed the Prius before the collision.

KOIN 6 News Staff contributed to this report.

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