Crash victim found after several hours

Published 11:40 am Thursday, August 9, 2012

A serious crash that put a rural Adams man in the hospital likely happened hours before anyone responded to the scene Wednesday morning, emergency responders say.

Adams Ambulance and deputies went to the intersection of 650th Avenue and 140th Street just south of Adams at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday, where Corey Joe Gilles, 24, was seriously injured inside of his car. According to the sheriff’s report, it appeared as though Gilles swerved, overcorrected, entered the ditch and rolled his Mazda Protege three times.

Adams firefighters mechanically extricated Gilles from his car, which was in a cornfield near the intersection. The report also states that the force of the crash removed Gilles from his seatbelt and caused serious injuries to his face. Gilles was unable to speak. The Mayo 1 helicopter transported him to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. The report states that alcohol was not a factor in the crash, and no passengers were with Gilles at the time.

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The sheriff had no further update on Gilles’ condition.