Family remembrance

Front, Kaia Braxton, Kobe Braxton; back, Michael Braxton, Amanda Hulbert.

Michael Braxton, a manager at the Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge in Cannon Beach, and his son, Kobe, a first grader at Cannon Beach Academy, died as a result of a three-car crash south of Shelton, Washington, on Nov. 9.

Braxton, 43, of Buckeye, Arizona, was pronounced dead at the scene. Kobe Braxton, 7, died two days later from injuries he sustained in the wreck.

Braxton’s fiancee, who lives in Seaside, and their young daughter were also in the car at the time of the crash.

“The Braxton family was in Washington and was in a car accident, and it was a fatal one,” Ryan Hull, the interim director of the Cannon Beach Academy, said at Tuesday’s meeting of the Seaside School District Board. “The father passed immediately, and his son, my first grade student, Kobe Braxton, sustained injuries so that they had to put him into a medically induced coma.”

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