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Kitzhaber's son injured in coast collision

Logan Kitzhaber, 18, was initially reported to have life-threatening injuries but he has been treated and released from the hospital


SUBMITTED PHOTO - Logan Kitzhaber, son of former governer John Kitzhaber, sustained life-threatening injured after this Toyota Prius collided with a motorhome on the Oregon Coast on July 4.Former governor John Kitzhaber’s teenage son was injured in a collision on the Oregon Coast on Monday.

Logan Kitzhaber's injuries initially were described as "life-threatening," but he was treated and released at Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital.

Oregon State Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

The July 4 wreck occurred when the Toyota Prius the 18-year-old was driving south on Highway 101 crossed the centerline and sideswiped a motor home, officials said.

Logan Kitzhaber, whose father has a home in the West Slope neighborhood just across Highway 217 from Beaverton, had to be extricated from his heavily damaged vehicle and air-lifted to Portland, according to OSP.

John Kitzhaber owns the Prius his son was driving.SUBMITTED PHOTO - This motorhome rolled over after a smaller car veered into its lane and collided with it on Highway 101 near Lincoln City on Monday. The occupants, a Washington state couple, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The other driver was Logan Kitzhaber, son of the former Oregon governor, who was air-lifted to Portland with critical injuries.

Logan was born during John Kitzhaber's first term in office. His mother is John Kitzhaber's second wife, Sharon LaCroix.

John Kitzhaber resigned last year after his historic fourth election as governor, with two elections on either side of Ted Kulongoski. His resignation came during intense scrutiny related to first lady Cylvia Hayes' business activity while he was governor.

On Tuesday, OHSU released the following statement from John Kitzhaber:

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.

The collision happed about 1:30 p.m. Monday near Devils Lake Road, just north of Lincoln City.

The motorhome rolled after impact, causing less serious injuries to driver, Stanley V. Lyckman, 67, and his passenger, Martha Lyckman, 63, both of Port Angeles, Wash. Both were taken to North Lincoln Hospital.

OSP investigators are asking anyone with information about Logan Kitzhaber’s driving prior to the crash to call 503-375-3555.

Highway 101 was closed completely for an hour, followed by intermittent lane closures.

The Oregon Department of Transportation, Lincoln City Police, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and North Lincoln Fire and Rescue all assisted at the site.

KOIN 6 News contributed to this report.