NASHVILLE, TN 6/25/2022: Bethel University Assistant Sports Information Director Austin Childress and former Bethel Cross Country runner Anthony Garza were involved in a traffic accident Friday afternoon in Middle Tennessee.
Both young men were taken to area hospitals where Garza was later released. After incurring multiple injuries, Childress was later flown to Vanderbilt where he underwent emergency surgery. According to a family member he was listed in stable condition as of Saturday morning.
Sports Information Director Dave McCulley said, “Along with Bethel Cross Country Coach Brandon Kilburn we have been able to monitor Austin’s condition. He suffered serious injuries which required emergency surgery Friday night. We are grateful the surgery was successful, but he has a long battle to recovery we are told. We are grateful Anthony was able to be discharged. Please pray for these young men and their families. Austin is simply a great young man who has been a tremendous part of our office and he will need our support and prayers.