The father of Iowa basketball commit Ava Jones died following a car collision that left her and her spouse and children hospitalized.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Business confirmed to area media on Friday that William “Trey” Arthur Jones III died at 44 decades outdated on Thursday from accidents sustained in the Tuesday collision. Ava Jones, her youthful brother and dad and mom Amy and Trey have been all hospitalized following they had been struck by a vehicle as they walked in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.
Ava, a increasing senior, stars for the Nickerson Higher College basketball workforce in Kansas. She not too long ago committed to participate in for the University of Iowa. She and her spouse and children were being in Louisville as she competed in the Run 4 the Roses AAU basketball match with Wheat Condition Elite.
The University of Louisville Healthcare facility advised the Louisville Courier-Journal on Friday that Ava and Amy keep on being in significant affliction. Trey’s mother Mary Jones told the News that they equally remained on ventilators.
“Ava is stable but significant,” Mary Jones claimed. “Amy is stable but essential, as well, but Amy’s received a lot of issues heading. They’re equally however on a (ventilator). They’re trying to get Ava off, but it is a method. Just sluggish going.”
Ava’s more youthful brother was taken care of for “minor injuries,” according to Louisville Metro Law enforcement.
For each the Courier-Journal, Trey taught woodworking at Nickerson and coached Ava on the school’s track and subject group.
A GoFundMe account has been established up to help the Jones relatives.
The car’s alleged driver, 33-12 months-old Michael Hurley of Lexington, Indiana, was arrested and originally billed with 4 counts of to start with-degree assault, driving beneath the affect and a license possession violation. LMPD announced on Friday that the Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Place of work is now charging Hurley with murder in addition to the unique prices.
According to Hurley’s arrest report, he allegedly drove onto the sidewalk when generating a left change when his vehicle struck the Jones family members. Per the report, he informed police that he experienced a short while ago taken hydrocodone and was “so exhausted that he could not make the switch.” He pleaded not responsible to the preliminary spherical of prices for the duration of a Wednesday arraignment hearing.