Crash Kills Young Child 30 Jul 12

The men’s basketball coach at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall is in critical condition after a crash in western Minnesota that killed his 5-month-old son. The State Patrol says Drake Bigler was killed when a pickup collided with the family’s vehicle at around 9:30pm Saturday on Highway 29. The coach, 33-year-old Brad Bigler, is hospitalized in Sioux Falls with broken ribs and a shoulder blade. The crash occurred in Pope County. Authorities say 38-year-old Dana Schoen of Starbuck 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. Alcohol was detected in Schoen’s system. He was not hurt in the crash.