Former NBA all-star Daron ‘Mookie’ Blaylock is in critical condition and on life support following an accident late Friday night in Jonseboro, Georgia. One other woman is reportedly dead following the incident late Friday night.
The 46 year old former guard was driving his Cadillac Escalade northbound down an Atlanta highway when he crossed the center line, striking a van in a head on highway collision. The reasons for his crossing into the other side of the road are unknown as of now. The women in the passenger seat of the van is the individual who was killed as a result of the wreck.
‘Mookie’ Blaylock and the two victims in the van, later identified as Monica and Frankie Murphy were airlifted to the Atlanta Medical Center, where Monica was later pronounced dead, she was 40 years old.
Upon arriving to the hospital via airlift, former NBA star ‘Mookie’ Blaylock was unresponsive and on life support after suffering severe injuries from the car accident. His condition has since improved and life support has been removed, however his condition is still critical at the moment.
There is still no official word on what caused Blaylock to stray into oncoming traffic, however a family member has reported that he has been undergoing treatment for seizures.
Investigations into the cause of the accident were being conducted late Friday evening by a Georgia State Patrol reconstruction team, although their findings have not been released.
Alcohol is not considered to be a factor in the incident, however ‘Mookie’ did have outstanding warrants for DUI and drug charges in Spaiding County, Georgia.
‘Mookie’ Blaylock played 13 NBA seasons during his career, mostly with the Atlanta Hawks. He was named a member of the NBA All-Star team in 1994 while playing in Atlanta. His career numbers were pretty impressive, boasting career averages of 13.5 points, 6.7 assists, and over two steals a game.
He is the father of two children who currently are playing college football for the University of Kentucky, Zack and Daron.
The investigation is ongoing, and no more news regarding the cause of the car accident that put former NBA star ‘Mookie’ Blaylock on life support. More news will soon become available.
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