Iowa basketball commit, family identified as pedestrians hit in downtown Louisville

TOP 100 BASKETBALL PLAYER BY ESPN AND RECENTLY COMMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 17 YEAR OLD AVA JONES LOVE FOR BASKETBALL IS WHAT BROUGHT HER TO LOUISVILLE FROM KANSAS TUESDAY FOR THE ANNUAL RUN FOR THE ROSES TOURNAMENT. SHE’S GOT A WHOLE BRIGHT FUTURE IN FRONT OF HER, SO JUST KEEP PRAYING THAT THAT FUTURE CONTINUES ON THE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR TO BE HER PARENTS AND YOUNGER BROTHER WERE HIT BY A CAR NEAR MARKET. SECOND STREETS AND ARREST CITATION STATES 33 YEAR OLD MICHAEL HURLEY HIT THEM WHILE THEY WERE ON THE SIDEWALK. POLICY. SAY HE ADMITTED TO TAKE IN HYDROCODONE AND WAS QUOTE SO TIRED. HE COULD NOT MAKE A TURN A WITNESS SAYS THE SCENE APPEARED UNREAL THE NEXT THING I SEE IS BODIES FLYING IN THE AIR AND I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT. IT WAS LIKE A HORROR. MOVIE THE FAMILY WAS TAKEN TO TWO SEPARATE HOSPITALS TO BE TREATED ACCORDING TO JONES’S BASKETBALL COACH. DYLAN EVANS. THE YOUNGEST VICTIM CREEK WAS TREATED AND RELEASED BUT AVA AND HER PARENTS AMY AND TREY ARE STILL FIGHTING TO RECOVER. ALL THREE OF THEM ARE STILL AN INTENSIVE CARE AND JUST REALLY NEED OUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT AND HOPEFULLY EVERYBODY WILL BE OKAY. IT WAS A VERY VERY TRAGIC ACCIDENT CURLY FIRST APPEARED IN COURT ON WEDNESDAY. HE’S FACING SEVERAL CHARGES INCLUDING FOUR COUNTS OF FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT AND OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF SUBSTANCES PEARLY KEPT HIS HEAD DOWN FOR A MAJORITY OF THE ARRAIGNMENT AS THE JUDGE SAID HIS HEAD DOWN FOR A MAJORITY OF THE ARRAIGNMENT AS THE JUDGE SAID HIS HEAD 50 000 CHARD IN TO BE BY THEIR SIDE AND AVA’S TEAMMATES PLAYED THEIR FIRST SCHEDULED TOURNAMENT GAME ON WEDNESDAY IN HER HONOR. DAVE IS A COMPETITOR. SHE’S EATS BREEZE AND SLEEPS BASKETBALL AND SHE WOULD WANT THEM TO PLAY. SO THAT’S WHAT THEY DECIDED TO DO. LOUISVILLE ALEXIS MATHEWS WOKY NEWS NOW AVA’S AAU TEAM WILL FINISH PLAYING IN THE RUN FOR THE ROSES TOURNAMENT, WHICH GOES UNTIL FRIDAY AS FOR THE DRI

Iowa basketball commit, family identified as pedestrians hit in downtown Louisville

A top 100 basketball player by ESPN and a recent commit to the University of Iowa, Ava Jones’ love for basketball is what brought her to Louisville from Kansas Tuesday for the annual Run 4 the Roses tournament before tragedy struck.”She’s got a whole bright future in front of her, so just keep praying that future continues on,” said Dylan Evans, the owner and director of Jones’ AAU basketball team, Wheat State Elite.The 17-year-old high school senior to be, her parents and younger brother, were hit by a car near Market and Second Streets around 8 pmAn arrest citation states, Michael Hurley, 33, struck them while they were on the sidewalk. Police say he admitted to taking hydrocodone and was, “so tired he could not make a turn.”A witness says the scene appeared unreal.”The next thing I see is bodies flying in the air,” Sharon Donoho said. “I couldn’t believe it, it was like a horror movie.”The family was taken to UofL Hospital and Norton Children’s Hospital to be treated.According to Evans, the youngest victim, Creek, was treated and released. But, Ava, and her parents, Amy and Trey, are still fighting to recover. The teen was listed in serious, but stable condition, while her parents are both critical.”All three of them are still in intensive care and just really need our prayers and support and hopefully everybody will be okay,” Evans said.Hurley first appeared in court on Wednesday where he’s facing several charges including four counts of first-degree assault, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of substances, and license to be in possession.Hurley kept his head down for the majority of the arraignment as the judge set his bond at $500,000 cash. If he does make bail, he will be placed on home incarceration.Loved ones of the Jones family flew in to be by their side, and Ava’s teammates played their first scheduled tournament games on Wednesday in her honor.”We discussed everything with them and they were dressed and ready,” said Evans. 14.

A top 100 basketball player by ESPN and a recent commit to the University of Iowa, Ava Jones’ love for basketball is what brought her to Louisville from Kansas Tuesday for the annual Run 4 the Roses tournament before tragedy struck.

“She’s got a whole bright future in front of her, so just keep praying that future continues on,” said Dylan Evans, the owner and director of Jones’ AAU basketball team, Wheat State Elite.

The 17-year-old high school senior to be, her parents and younger brother, were hit by a car near Market and Second Streets around 8 pm

An arrest citation states, Michael Hurley, 33, struck them while they were on the sidewalk. Police say he admitted to taking hydrocodone and was, “so tired he could not make a turn.”

A witness says the scene appeared unreal.

“The next thing I see is bodies flying in the air,” Sharon Donoho said. “I couldn’t believe it, it was like a horror movie.”

The family was taken to UofL Hospital and Norton Children’s Hospital to be treated.

According to Evans, the youngest victim, Creek, was treated and released.

But, Ava, and her parents, Amy and Trey, are still fighting to recover. The teen was listed in serious, but stable condition, while her parents are both critical.

“All three of them are still in intensive care and just really need our prayers and support and hopefully everybody will be okay,” Evans said.

Hurley first appeared in court on Wednesday where he’s facing several charges including four counts of first-degree assault, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of substances, and license to be in possession.

Hurley kept his head down for the majority of the arraignment as the judge set his bond at $500,000 cash. If he does make bail, he will be placed on home incarceration.

Loved ones of the Jones family flew in to be by their side, and Ava’s teammates played their first scheduled tournament games on Wednesday in her honor.

“We discussed everything with them and they were dressed and ready,” said Evans. “Ava’s a competitor, she eats, sleeps and breathes basketball, and she would want them to play, so that’s what they decided to do.”

Hurley is scheduled to be back in court on July 14.

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