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Michael Hurley has been charged with murder after allegedly striking the family. A teen basketball star’s father is dead while she is fighting for her life alongside her mom after her family was struck while walking on a sidewalk in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, by an allegedly drugged driver.
William “Trey” Jones III succumbed to his injuries on Thursday. At the same time, his wife, Amy Jones, and their teen daughter, basketball player Ava Jones remain in hospital, according to the Courier-Journal. Ava’s brother was also injured in the incident on July 5.
While all four members of the Jones family were taken to area hospitals in critical condition, Trey died from his injuries on Thursday, reported local news station WDRB. It was later reported that the boy had been treated for minor injuries, and Amy and Ava were in critical but stable condition, according to the Courier-Journal.
He is 33 years old.
Ava Jones and her mother, Amy, remain at a Louisville hospital, approaching a week since a car struck the family as they stood on a sidewalk in downtown Louisville.
At a vigil for the family Sunday night, Nickerson High School Principal Rick Blosser announced Amy, the USD 309 Nickerson-South Hutchinson Assistant Superintendent, was slowly making improvements and that Ava, a star basketball player, committed to play for the University of Iowa after her upcoming senior year of high school, did open her eyes and wiggled her toes.
University of Iowa Associate Head Basketball Coach Jan Jensen posted an update on Monday, saying Ava and her mother are in medically-induced comas.
Ava, her parents, and her younger brother were in Louisville for an AAU basketball tournament when an impaired driver hit them last Wednesday, July 6. The family was on a sidewalk when the driver, Michael Hurley, failed to make a turn and hit them.
Ava’s father, Trey Jones, teacher and head track coach at Nickerson High School, died from his injuries late last week. Her brother suffered minor injuries.
Michael Hurley Charged
The man, identified as 33-year-old Michael Hurley of Lexington, Indiana, had been initially charged with four counts of first-degree assault, driving under the influence, and a license possession violation.
Louisville Metropolitan Police Department (LMPD) told WDRB that in addition to Hurley’s original charges, he will now be charged with murder, per the Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office.
Hurley allegedly admitted to police that he had taken Hydrocodone before getting behind the wheel, adding that he was “so tired he could not make the turn” before striking the Jones family on the sidewalk, according to WLKY. It was not immediately clear if Hurley has engaged legal representation who can comment on his behalf.