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Two released, one in satisfactory condition following deadly Eastern Washington crash
Two Silverdale boys and their mother are recovering after a deadly crash that killed their Navy doctor father and husband Saturday in Eastern Washington.
Robert Goodwin, 37, died at the scene on Interstate 90 about six miles east of Moses Lake in Grant County, according to a statement from the Washington State Patrol.
A two-year old suffered a skull fracture and internal injuries and Robert Goodwin's wife, 36, had a head laceration and internal injuries. Both were taken by ambulance to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake and later taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, said family friend Joe Schweiger on Monday.
Both were released Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Another boy, 6, suffered head trauma and was flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was later taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and was listed in satisfactory condition Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said. Schweiger said he and his wife have been regularly visiting the six-year-old and said he "is doing good."
"He has shown some incredible bravery," he said. "He looks pretty darn good for a full recovery."
The six-year-old recently finished first grade at the church's Catholic school.
According to the report, the 36-year-old was driving east at about 2:55 p.m. when she fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle, a 2008 Mazda minivan, then left the road.
She tried to get back on the road but the minivan rolled through a fence, according to the statement.
Schweiger said the family was preparing to leave for Japan in the coming weeks where Robert Goodwin was to be stationed.
Robert Goodwin was an emergency medicine doctor at Naval Hospital Bremerton for the last two years, said hospital spokesman Douglas Stutz.
He was a lieutenant commander and served for nine months in Afghanistan last year performing emergency care with the Marine Corps, Stutz said.
He was remembered Monday during a prayer service at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic church Monday night as a "family guy" and a dedicated doctor.