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Former Governor Kitzhaber’s son causes traffic crash north of Lincoln City

Logan Kitzhaber's Prius sideswiped a motorhome on 101 just north of Lincoln City

Logan Kitzhaber’s Prius sideswiped a motorhome on 101 just north of Lincoln City

 

What's left of Kitzhaber's Prius. Logan Kitzhaber is at a Portland Trauma Unit fighting for his life.

What’s left of Kitzhaber’s Prius. Logan Kitzhaber was taken to a Portland trauma unit.

From Oregon State Police:

Update:  Tuesday, 12:15pm

Initial information was Logan KITZHABER suffered life threatening injuries as a result of the crash. New information is that those injuries were serious but he has been since released from Oregon Health Science University.


Original News Release –

On July 4, 2016 at about 1:30PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a crash involving two vehicles on Highway 101 near Devils Lake Road (just north of Lincoln City).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Toyota Prius was traveling southbound on Highway 101 when it crossed the centerline, sideswiping a northbound 1988 motorhome. After the impact, the motorhome rolled onto its side and the Toyota came to rest on the shoulder.

The driver of the Toyota, Logan G KITZHABER, age 18, of Portland, was extricated from the vehicle and taken by air ambulance to Oregon Health Sciences University for life threatening injuries. The drive of the motorhome, Stanley V LYCKMAN, age 67, of Port Angeles, Washington was taken to North Lincoln Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. His passenger, Martha LYCKMAN, age 63, of Port Angeles was also taken to North Lincoln Hospital for minor injuries.

Highway 101 was closed completely for one hour then opened one lane with intermittent closures for over an hour. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Lincoln City Police, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and North Lincoln Fire and Rescue.

OSP is seeking any persons who may have witnessed the Toyota Prius and it’s driving behavior prior to the crash to call OSP at 503-375-3555. This is an ongoing investigation. No further information to be released at this time.

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