Gus Malzahn OK after Auburn car crash sends biker to hospital
Central Florida coach Gus Malzahn was involved in an injured car crash Monday night at Auburn.
According to reports, the accident involved a motorcycle, according to Auburn police.
The accident, according to WRBL, took place near Hamilton Road and Ogletree Road.
UCF Athletics released the following statement at WVTM 13 on Tuesday:
“Our football coach, Gus Malzahn, was involved in a car accident last night in Auburn, Alabama. Gus had traveled to Auburn on Monday to be with his wife Kristi as they helped Kristi’s mother (in following the death of Kristi’s father) Gus was not injured in the crash.
The UCF football team continued spring training on Tuesday. Malzahn is expected to return to the squad on Thursday,
Police confirm Malzahn was driving the vehicle the motorcyclist collided with. The motorcyclist was airlifted to the trauma center in critical condition, but police told WRBL the person is expected to recover.
Reporting by WFTV’s Joe Kepner Malzahn called UCF athletic director Terry Mohajir after the sinking to let him know what had happened.
Malzahn had traveled to Auburn on Monday to be with his wife, Kristi, as they helped Kristi’s mother. Kristi Malzahn’s father, Wesley Otwell, died two weeks ago at age 75, she shared on Facebook.
Brian Stultz of AuburnSports.com was the first to report the incident citing multiple sources.
Malzahn, 56, is expected to enter his second season with UCF after eight years at Auburn. The Knights finished 9-4 last season.
In January, Malzahn announced that his wife, Kristi, had been hospitalized with an undisclosed infection. She was released in February.
Mark Heim is a sports reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.