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Former NBA Player Blaylock Is Injured, Journal-Constitution Says

June 01, 2013

Former National Basketball Association player Mookie Blaylock was critically injured in a head-on collision which left a woman dead in Jonesboro, Georgia, 12 miles south of Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Blaylock, 46, was driving a Cadillac Escalade when he crossed the median and hit a vehicle carrying two people, the newspaper said, citing Jonesboro police Chief Franklin Allen.

Blaylock was removed from life support late last night and was listed in guarded and critical condition, Allen said, according to the newspaper. A family member told police he was being treated for seizures.

Monica Murphy, 40, a passenger in the second vehicle, died at Atlanta Medical Center. The driver wasn’t seriously injured, the newspaper said.

Blaylock, a point guard, played 13 seasons in the NBA, ending his career with averages of 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game. He played for the New Jersey Nets from 1989 to 1992 when he joined the Hawks until 1999. He was traded to the Golden State Warriors where he played for three seasons.

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