NBA fans in Massachusetts may remember Mookie Blaylock, who was all over the news recently for all the wrong reasons. Blaylock had a fairly successful career as a player for the Atlanta Hawks in the 1990's. But last month his allegedly negligent actions behind the wheel of a car led to a serious car accident that caused the death of a woman.
Police are still investigating the car crash, but believe that Blaylock's car crossed the centerline of the road before it collided with a van going in the opposite direction. The head-on collision killed the woman, who was a passenger in the van and the mother of five children. The woman's husband, who was driving the van, suffered injuries in the crash but survived. Blaylock was charged with failure to maintain his lane as well as driving with a suspended license. In addition, Blaylock was wanted on an outstanding DUI warrant at the time of the deadly collision.