Head-on smash causes serious injuries to former player and others.
Former NBA all-star Mookie Blaylock was in critical condition in hospital Friday night following a fatal head-on smash in suburban Atlanta.
Police said a female passenger in the vehicle that collided with Blaylock’s Cadillac Escalade died Friday evening.
She had been taken to hospital in an air ambulance from the scene, located 32 kilometres south of Atlanta.
Two other people were injured in Friday’s crash and Blaylock was improving but in intensive care at the Atlanta Medical Center, the police added.
Police spokesman Franklin Allen told the paper a Cadillac Escalade crossed over the centre median and struck a van on the other side with two people in it, including a woman who suffered serious internal injuries.
Allen said police are still investigating the cause of the crash.
Witnesses said Blaylock’s Escalade flipped over before landing in a ditch on the side of the road.
Blaylock, 46, played for the Atlanta Hawks from 1992 to 1999 and was a two-time, first-team pick to the NBA’s all-defensive team, Blaylock also played for the Nets (1989-1992) and Warriors (1999-2002).
The former point guard averaged 13.5 points and 6.7 assists per game during his professional career.