MARSHALL, Minn. - The men's basketball coach at Southwest Minnesota State University is in critical condition after a crash in western Minnesota that killed his infant son.
The Minnesota State Patrol says coach Brad Bigler is hospitalized in Sioux Falls, S.D., and 5-month-old Drake Phillip Bigler was killed.
SMSU athletic director Chris Hmielewski said Sunday the 33-year-old Bigler broke several ribs and a shoulder blade.
The State Patrol says the crash occurred in Pope County on Saturday evening. Authorities say a Starbuck man swerved into oncoming traffic and struck the vehicle driven by Bigler's wife. Heather Bigler suffered minor injuries while her 74-year-old grandmother was left in critical condition.
Hmielewski tells the Independent of Marshall the school's thoughts and prayers are with the family.
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