While he remains in serious condition at the Atlanta Medical center, news continues to worsen for former NBA and Hawks star Daron “Mookie” Blaylock. Monday the Clayton County Solicitor announced that Blaylock has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide for allegedly causing the wreck that killed a 40-year-old woman, according to Channel 2 Action News.
The outlet reported that Blaylock, 46, was also charged with improper lane change, driving on the wrong side of the road, driving on a suspended license and crossing into the median for the Friday afternoon wreck in Jonesboro. Those charges are all misdemeanors.
Earlier it was reported that Blaylock, the former NBA All-Star who played for the Atlanta Hawks through most of the 1990s, would face two charges of driving on a suspended license and failing to stay in his lane after the fatal crash in suburban Atlanta that killed 43-year-old Monica Murphy. Murphy’s husband, Frankie, was driving the van.
Blaylock is accused of crossing the center of Tara Boulevard, causing a head-on wreck that killed Murphy, a front-seat passenger in the other vehicle, according to police.
The AP reports that Blaylock lives on a six-acre property near Zebulon, Ga., about 30 miles south of the accident scene. Blaylock’s brother-in-law Bryan Bennett, who was at the house Saturday taking care of two of Blaylock’s youngest children, said doctors operated over the weekend on Blaylock’s broken ankle.
The two oldest of his five children, twin sons, play football for the University of Kentucky. Blaylock, at present, does not have a full-time job, Bennett said, but is living comfortably off savings from his NBA days.