Local Man Dies Two Weeks After Highway Accident

EDDY (January 14, 2014) An Eddy man died Sunday in a Temple hospital from injuries he suffered on New Year’s Eve when his vehicle struck a horse on a Falls County highway.

Randall Cortasie, 48, was critically injured at about 6 p.m. on December 31 when his car hit a horse on Business Highway 6 just south of Marlin, Department of Public Safety trooper D.L. Wilson said.

Wilson said Cortasie had been in critical condition at Scott and White Memorial Hospital, in Temple, since he was taken there that day.

Funeral arrangements for Cortasie still were pending on Tuesday morning.

The horse also was killed in the accident, Wilson said.