Austin Elbert Car Accident – Austin Elbert was involved in a serious Car Accident and has been transferred to a nearby hospital where he is receiving treatment.
The Waxahachie community received devastating news Monday afternoon when it learned of a tragic traffic accident involving a baseball senior.
According to multiple sources, Austin Elbert, 17, was the lone occupant in a maroon single-cab pickup that collided head-on with a semi-truck. The accident occurred in the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 287 near the Cowboy Church of Ellis County and the Ellis County Expo Center.
Waxahachie Police officials have yet to confirm the exact details of the wreck.
Elbert was taken from the scene via air ambulance to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and is in critical condition.
Elbert, a pitcher and shortstop, appeared in two games on the mound for the Indians during their 2020-shortened season. He allowed just two hits and struck out three over four scoreless innings.
One of those outings included a combined no-hitter by Elbert and fellow senior Casey Kelly against Sulphur Springs during the annual Rose City Classic at Mike Carter Field in Tyler. Despite the no-no, the Wildcats plated a second-inning run to win the Feb. 29 contest, 1-0.
At the plate, Elbert went 13-for-27 (.481) with four doubles, five RBIs and four runs scored over 12 games.
Elbert previously attended Ennis High School.
A candlelight prayer vigil was held at The Avenue Church in Waxahachie on Monday evening, with those in attendance praying for comfort and understanding. Waxahachie ISD has counselors on campus for any students, faculty or staff who need to utilize their services.