Jay Briscoe’s daughters hospitalized after car crash that killed him
Jay Briscoe’s daughters, Jayleigh and Gracie, are hospitalized after the head-on collision that killed their father, a longtime Ring of Honor wrestling star, in Delaware on Tuesday.
Briscoe, real name Jamin Pugh, was a 13-time tag-team champion in Ring of Honor with his brother Mark Briscoe in a career that spanned over 20 years. He was 38.
Briscoe’s widow, Ashley Pugh, posted an update on Facebook early Wednesday.
“We need prayers!” she wrote, explaining the injuries sustained by the couple’s 9- and 12-year-old daughters. “Gracie is on her way into surgery on her back. Jamin would want the whole world praying for his little girl. WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PRAYER!! Pray for the doctors and everyone working on her! Pray for her precious legs to move again! Pray for Jayleigh who has some pretty serious injuries, but is stable and resting! Pray for Gannon waiting at home! Pray for strength for all of us! We have a long long road ahead of us!”
The fatal accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon. Both Briscoe and 27-year-old Lillyanne Ternahan were driving Chevy Silverado pickup trucks. Delaware State Police reported that “for unknown reasons, [Ternahan] failed to remain in her lane, crossed the center line, and entered the eastbound lane of Laurel Road, directly into the path of [Briscoe].” This resulted in a head-on collision. Ternahan also died in the wreck.
Ternahan was wearing her seatbelt and Briscoe was not, police said, adding that Briscoe’s daughters were “properly restrained” and transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Police said that it is “unknown” if alcohol was a factor in the crash and are asking potential witnesses to step forward.
All Elite Wrestling founder Tony Khan, who bought Ring of Honor last year, announced Briscoe’s death Tuesday on Twitter.
“We’ll do whatever we can to support his family,” Khan said.
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