Driver, 84, still does not know I-5 crash killed little boy

Driver, 84, still does not know I-5 crash killed little boy »Play Video
Ericka Gorremans' car was destroyed after a man suspected of driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 near Ridgefield, Wash. hit her. Gorreman and her 10-year-old son were seriously injured. Her 6-year-old nephew, Henry, was killed.

The family of the man suspected of driving the wrong way on the interstate on Friday said they still have not told Gage "Bill" Musgrave about a little boy's death.

Musgrave, 84, remains in satisfactory condition at a Vancouver hospital.

According to Musgrave's son-in-law, Gregg Bradshaw, the family is devastated by the crash and sends their thoughts and prayers to the family of the mother and boys in the other car.

Musgrave's daughter, Kira, and son-in-law told KATU on Monday by telephone the family is declining all interviews.

Bradshaw did say as of Monday morning nobody has told Musgrave about the fatality.

Neighbors, friends and Musgrave's church bishop told KATU this weekend that he will be "devastated" when he finds out.

Ericka Gorremans, 32, had her first surgery on Monday morning after paramedics airlifted her and her son, Clayton, 10, to OHSU on Friday in critical condition. Her 6-year-old nephew, Henry, was killed.

Gorremans gave her first and only interview to KATU on Sunday evening.

Monday's surgery was the first of a long series of operations that will leave her unable to walk on her own for up to a year.

Clayton will also need a wheelchair for an extended period of time, she said.

KATU submitted requests to Washington State Patrol for records regarding incidents or complaints involving wrong-way drivers near the crash scene.

A spokesman said four people called 911 on Friday to report a wrong-way driver on I-5.

It is unknown what happened or exactly where the car entered the freeway, but Trooper Will Finn said it is almost certainly from the Exit 11 ramp.

The case remains under investigation.

No charges have been filed.