Former NBA guard Mookie Blaylock’s condition upgraded to serious after crash
[Update: June 1, 4:05 p.m.] After Friday’s crash left him on life support, Mookie Blaylock’s condition has been upgraded to serious, according to USA Today‘s Ray Glier.
Jonesboro police chief Franklin Allen said there will be a discussion with the district attorney early next week about potential charges against Blaylock. He could face vehicular homicide charges in the death of Monica Murphy, 40, who was a passenger in the other car.
From the report:
Blaylock also is in line to face charges for driving on a suspended license and failure to maintain control of the vehicle, Allen said. The accident happened Friday afternoon on Tara Blvd., a busy four-lane highway 17 miles south of Atlanta in Clayton County.
Allen also said there was an outstanding warrant in Spalding County for Blaylock for failure to appear on a DUI and drug charge. There were no indications alcohol or a high rate of speed was a factor in the accident. Allen said Blaylock previously had been under a doctor’s care for seizures.
[Original: May 31] Former NBA guard Mookie Blaylock is on life support after driving into oncoming traffic in Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Blaylock was one of two people critically injured Friday afternoon in a head-on collision in Clayton County, according to police reports.
Blaylock, 46, was reportedly driving northbound on Tara Boulevard in Clayton County when, for unknown reasons, he crossed over the median into the southbound lane where he struck another vehicle head-on. Jonesboro police chief Franklin Allen said Blaylock and the driver of the other vehicle were transported to Atlanta Medical Center and were in critical condition. Blaylock is on life support and is unresponsive, Allen said.
Blaylock played 13 seasons in the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks, New Jersey Nets and Golden State Warriors.