A woman and her son remained hospitalized Monday night after a deer caused their sport utility vehicle to go into a ravine Friday afternoon. Jennifer Hanes, 35, of La Center was still at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Monday night; she was listed in satisfactory condition. Her 9-year-old son, Ethan Hanes, improved to serious condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.
The boy was originally admitted in critical condition after he was flown to the hospital from the crash site northwest of Lucia Falls Park. Jennifer Hanes was northbound in the 30000 block of Northeast 152nd Avenue around 1 p.m. Friday when a deer suddenly ran out in front of the vehicle, causing her to swerve and crash into a ravine, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. She had to be cut from the SUV. The deer was killed on impact.