Wisconsin assistant coach 'up and walking,' son recovering after crash

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Howard Moore’s wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Jaidyn, were killed in the wrong-way crash; Moore and his son, Jerell, survived.

An assistant University of Wisconsin basketball coach hurt in a crash Saturday involving a wrong-way driver on M-14 that killed his wife and daughter is recovering.

Assistant Coach Howard Moore was "up and walking at the hospital today," university officials said Monday in a statement and on Twitter.

They also said the couple's 13-year-old son, Jerell, who was also in the crash, was released from the hospital.

"We are pleased to report that Coach Moore's son, Jerell, has been released from the hospital and is in the care of family," the statement said.  "We are further pleased to know that Coach Moore himself was up and walking at the hospital today. Please continue to keep the entire family in your thoughts and prayers."

The crash involved three vehicles and happened at 2:04 a.m. Saturday on M-14 near Ford Road, according to Michigan State Police.

MoreWife, daughter of Wisconsin assistant coach killed in wrong-way driver crash

A preliminary investigation said a wrong-way driver, a 23-year-old woman from Ann Arbor, was heading west in the eastbound lanes of M-14 when she struck the Moores' vehicle head-on.

On Sunday, state police identified the wrong-way driver as Samantha Winchester, 23, of Ann Arbor. Winchester was pronounced dead at the scene and toxicology reports are pending.

MoreWrong-way driver described as artistic, smart

Moore's daughter, Jaidyn, was also pronounced dead at the scene. Moore's wife, Jennifer, who was driving their car and was not at fault, was taken off of life support and died Saturday afternoon at the hospital.


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