Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into the cause of Sunday afternoon’s two-vehicle head-on crash along Highway 30 at Bradley Hill about thirteen miles west of Clatskanie in Clatsop County. A total of 7 people, including four juveniles, were transported to several hospitals. One person died Sunday evening after arrival at a Portland-area hospital. Names are released in this update.
According to Lieutenant Duane Stanton, on April 14, 2013 at approximately 5:36 p.m., a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta driven by LUCAS WILLIAM BROWN, age 36, from Longview, Washington, was eastbound on Highway 30 near milepost 75 negotiating a curve when it traveled across the double solid centerline and collided head-on with a 2003 Mini Cooper driven by KIMBERLY ANNE SULTAN, age 42, from Astoria, that was traveling in the left westbound lane. 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. Vehicle debris was scattered across the highway.
Including LUCAS BROWN, the eastbound passenger car was also occupied by his two children identified as NOAH WAITE-BROWN, age 8, and KANE G. BROWN, age 7, both also from Longview, Washington. LUCAS BROWN and NOAH WAITE-BROWN were transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. LUCAS BROWN died after arrival. NOAH WAITE-BROWN is in critical condition at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.
KANE G. BROWN was transported by Medix Ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria. He was transferred later to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. His injuries are non-life threatening.
Firefighters extricated the occupants from the Mini Cooper. KIMBERLY SULTAN was transported by ambulance to St. John Medical Center in Longview. She is not listed as a patient at the hospital. OSP will update after confirming if she was transferred to a second hospital.
The Mini Cooper passengers were transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. They are identified as right front passenger IVAN SULTAN, age 44, and rear seat passengers KEANU SULTAN, age 16, and EMILY R. LLOYD, age 22 months.
All occupants in the Mini Cooper were using safety restraints. Safety restraint use by the occupants in the Volkswagen is pending confirmation.
OSP troopers from the Astoria and St. Helens offices responded and are involved with the ongoing investigation. Trooper Jessica Spurlock is the lead investigator.
Knappa Fire District, Medix Ambulance, and ODOT assisted. The highway was closed about 3 hours.