Lowell man critically injured in crash

2013-06-16T20:55:00Z 2013-06-17T13:54:04Z Lowell man critically injured in crashTimes Staff nwitimes.com
June 16, 2013 8:55 pm  • 

LOWELL | A 20-year-old man was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday in Lowell, the Lake County Sheriff's Department said.

Cole Midgett, of Lowell, was driving in the 2800 block of Belshaw Road in Lowell about 5:15 a.m. when for unknown reasons he left the road and struck a tree, said Patti Van Til, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Department.

Midgett was extricated from a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox by the Lowell Fire Department. Van Til said there was extensive front-end damage to the vehicle.

He was the only person in the vehicle.

Midgett was taken to Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Crown Point with life-threatening injuries, Van Til said. He was later taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Deputies continue investigating the crash.

Midgett is a running back on the St. Xavier University football team, rushing for 45 yards and a touchdown and catching 20 passes for 242 yards as a sophomore last season, according to the school's athletics website.

Midgett previously played football at Lowell High School, where he was a member of The Times All-Area football team in the 2010 season.

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