Who was William “Trey” Jones III? Bio, Wiki, Age, Killed, Ava Jones Father
William “Trey” Jones III Bio – William “Trey” Jones III Wiki
William “Trey” Jones III died from injuries after an allegedly impaired driver struck his family – including Iowa women’s basketball recruit Ava Jones – in Louisville, Kentucky, on July 5.
Trey” Jones succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, while 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.
He was 42 years old.
Ava Jones’s Father Killed in Accident
Trey Jones, his wife Amy, Ava, and her younger brother were all struck by a car while they were walking downtown Louisville on Tuesday night. They were visiting the city from Kansas for the Run 4 the Roses Classic AAU basketball tournament.
Amy and Ava Jones are listed in critical condition as of Friday, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
“Ava is stable but critical,” Mary Jones, the mother of Trey, told the Hutchinson News in Kansas. “Amy is stable but critical, too, but Amy’s got a lot of things going. They’re both still on a [ventilator]. They’re trying to get Ava off, but it’s a process. Just slow going.”
Ava Jones is the 83rd-ranked women’s basketball recruit in the class of 2023 by ESPNW. She averaged 20.8 points and 15.4 rebounds per game as a junior at Nickerson High School, about 60 miles outside Wichita.
Jones had just committed to Iowa on July 3.
The Courier-Journal reported that 33-year-old Michael Hurley, from Indiana, has been arrested in connection with the incident. He has been charged with one count of murder, driving under the influence, and four counts of first-degree assault. He has also been charged with a license possession violation.
Hurley, who pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to his earlier charges before Trey Jones’ death, was making a left turn when he struck the Jones family. Alcohol was not cited as a reason for the fatal crash, but he allegedly told police that he had ingested the opioid Hydrocodone and was “so tired that he could not make the turn.” Ava Jones’ brother suffered minor injuries, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.