SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP/WXYZ) — Several Wisconsin outlets, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Wisconsin State Journal are reporting the identity of the family involved in the wrong way crash on M-14 in Superior Township Saturday morning.
- Police release name of wrong-way driver in crash that killed 3
- Child, wrong-way driver dead after head-on collision on M-14
Police say a 23-year-old woman was driving the wrong way on M-14 near Ford Road and caused a head-on collision that killed her along with a woman and child in another vehicle.
According to AP, Michigan State Police Lt. Darren Green says the woman was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of M-14 early Saturday in Washtenaw County's Superior Township around 2 a.m.
A tragic crash outside Ann Arbor. Three people are dead after @MSPFirstDist say a wrong-way driver plowed into another car on M-14. We’re working to learn more about the people involved tonight. We know one of the victims is a child. @wxyzdetroit 💔 pic.twitter.com/SWVhue5R5n— Jenn Schanz (@JennSchanzWXYZ) May 25, 2019
According to Michigan State Police, the family involved in the crash was that of Howard Moore, the assistant basketball coach for the Wisconsin Badgers. His wife, 46-year-old Jennifer Moore, and daughter, 9-year-old Jaidyn, both died.
Michigan Men's Basketball tagged the Wisconsin Badgers in a tweet sending condolences to the family:
Our thoughts & prayers to @BadgerMBB assistant coach Howard Moore.— Michigan Men's Basketball (@umichbball) May 25, 2019
Everyone here in Ann Arbor -- our staff, our players and family has you & your family in our minds.
Moore's daughter was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife – who was driving and not at fault, police say – died Saturday afternoon at the hospital.
Lt. Green says the girl's father, Howard Moore, suffered third-degree burns but his injuries were not considered life-threatening, and his son had minor injuries. They're both being treated at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. The Moore family's dog also died in the crash.
The Big Ten Network also extended their support to the Moore family, acknowledging the coach's tragic loss.
BTN extends its deepest condolences and support to Wisconsin assistant basketball coach Howard Moore and his family during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/wSQiPx5mjT— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) May 25, 2019
Earlier this month, Moore tweeted this family photo in honor of his wife, for Mother's Day.
Three vehicles were involved in the crash. Michigan State Police say the driver of a third car involved sustained minor injuries.
Toxicology reports are pending on the the wrong-way driver as police continue the investigation.