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SportWisconsin basketball assistant coach injured in crash, wife & daughter killed, per reports

03:00  26 may  2019
03:00  26 may  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Wisconsin basketball assistant coach injured in crash, wife & daughter killed, per reports© Provided by Oath Inc. 23 December 2015: Wisconsin Badgers assistant coach Howard Moore talks with Wisconsin Badgers forward Alex Illikainen (25) as the Wisconsin Badgers defeat the Green Bay Phoenix (84-79) in Greg Gard's first game as intern Head Coach at the Kohl Center in Madison, WI. (Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)

University of Wisconsin men’s basketball assistant coach Howard Moore was involved in a head-on collision that killed his wife and daughter early Saturday in Michigan, per multiple reports.

Michigan State police responded to a crash at 2:04 a.m. on Saturday in an area centered near the M-14 highway, per MLive.com.

Report: Daughter of Wisconsin assistant coach Moore dies in car crash

Report: Daughter of Wisconsin assistant coach Moore dies in car crash University of Wisconsin men’s basketball assistant Howard Moore, his wife and two children were involved in tragic, head-on collision in Michigan early Saturday morning. According to reports: A vehicle driven by a 23-year-old woman was going the wrong way on M-14 early Saturday morning and caused a multiple-vehicle crash that resulted in two fatalities. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, along with a female child in Moore’s vehicle. Moore, his wife Jennifer and their son Jerrell survived. But their daughter Jaidyn was killed in the crash.

According to the FBI complaints made public, the four coaches involved are Auburn assistant Chuck Person, Southern California assistant Tony Bland, Arizona assistant Emanuel Richardson and Oklahoma State assistant Lamont Evans. USA TODAY Sports.

Misty McKechnie, 36, was thrown from the pickup truck she was driving, but the child, 3, was secured in a carseat.

Per the report, a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old woman was heading west in the eastbound lanes of the M-14 when she struck a vehicle holding four passengers head-on. That vehicle belonged to Moore, per the Wisconsin State Journal.

Following the crash, the woman driving the wrong-way vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Moore’s daughter Jaidyn died on the scene as well, while his wife Jennifer died at the hospital.

Moore was seriously injured, while his son Jerrell received minor injuries.

A third vehicle was also involved in the crash with the driver receiving minor injuries.

Moore played at Wisconsin from 1990-1995, which included a 1994 NCAA Tournament appearance that ended a 47-year drought for the Badgers.

He returned to Wisconsin for a second coaching stint in 2015. The 2018-19 season served as his ninth season overall in a coaching capacity with Wisconsin. In total, Howard has 19 years of collegiate coaching experience, including several as a head coach.

Wisconsin officials devastated by deaths of wife and daughter of men's hoops assistant

Wisconsin officials devastated by deaths of wife and daughter of men's hoops assistant Howard Moore's wife, Jennifer, was 46 years old. His daughter Jaidyn was 9. The Wisconsin assistant remains hospitalized after the fatal accident.

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Community reacts to devastating news

Following the news, many former Wisconsin players offered their condolences to Moore and his family on social media.

Competing schools and their head coaches also offered their thoughts and prayers.

Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard was scheduled to fly to Michigan to be with the Moore family, per USA TODAY.

Wisconsin assistant Howard Moore released from hospital two weeks after deadly car crash.
Wisconsin assistant Howard Moore released from hospital two weeks after deadly car crash

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