Huskies’ Team Doctor Critical After Plane Crash

From Associated Press

Dr. Steve Bramwell, team physician for the Rose Bowl-bound Washington Huskies, was badly hurt Thursday in a plane crash that left his wife and a son with lesser injuries, associates said.

Bramwell, 46, a former Husky star, was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition with head, chest and facial injuries, hospital spokeswoman Lahar Goldberg said.

Bramwell was the most seriously injured of five people in his twin-engine Piper Navajo on a return flight from Provo, Utah, where he had taken a son, Eric, 18, to begin preparation as an overseas Mormon missionary, said Dennis Sealey, the team trainer.

Bramwell’s youngest son, Jeremy, 8, and his daughter’s mother-in-law, Diane Dowd, 48, also were taken to Harborview and were listed in serious but stable condition, Goldberg said.


Bramwell’s wife, Linda, 45 or 46, and Eric Bramwell’s girlfriend, Brooke Thorson, 20, were released from Enumclaw Community Hospital after being treated for minor injuries.

Bramwell, a native of Salt Lake City, played for the Huskies from 1963 to 1965 and holds team records for punt returns with 59 for 704 yards, an 11.9 average, and kickoff returns with 54 for 1,443 yards, a 26.7 average.