Driver badly injured near Elkton

Published 10:08 am Monday, October 7, 2013

An Austin man was seriously injured Friday night after a collision near Elkton.

Emergency officials transported Ronald Carlyle Cox, 52, of Austin, to the hospital after 6 p.m. Friday. According to the Mower County Sheriff’s report Cox and the other driver, James Sathre, 60, of Adams, collided in the uncontrolled intersection at 690th Avenue and 210th Street east of Elkton. Cox was reportedly breathing irregularly and bleeding from the head. The crash report said he was not wearing a seatbelt. Sathre was up and walking when emergency officials arrived.

According to the report, Sathre told deputies he was traveling northbound at 40 mph on 690th Avenue in his GMC Sierra and that Cox, in an Oldsmobile Ciera, “came out of nowhere.” However, the report does not clearly indicate who was at fault. The Grand Meadow Ambulance, Fire Department, police officer and Mower County deputies all assisted on the scene. No alcohol was involved, the report added.

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Family and friends say Cox is still in the hospital.