JONESBORO, Ga. — Former NBA All-Star guard Daron “Mookie” Blaylock was in critical condition at a hospital Friday after his SUV crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a van in suburban Atlanta, police said.
Blaylock was driving in Jonesboro on Friday when he crashed. He was airlifted to the Atlanta Medical Center in critical condition, Clayton County police spokesman Clarence Cox says.
Blaylock was taken off life support shortly after 8 p.m. ET and remains in guarded but critical condition.
Cox says the man and woman riding in the van were also taken to the medical center.
Late Friday night, WXIA in Atlanta reported that the woman in the van died. Monica Murphy, 41, of Gwinnett County died around 10 p.m. ET.
Blaylock was an All-Star in 1994 with the Atlanta Hawks, for whom he played seven seasons.
He began his career as the No. 12 overall pick out of Oklahoma in the 1989 NBA draft for the New Jersey Nets, where he played his first three seasons. Blaylock retired with the Golden State Warriors, whom he also played three years for, after 13 NBA seasons.
He averaged 13.5 points, 6.7 assists and 2.3 steals over 889 games. He made the NBA’s all-defensive teams six times in the 1990s.
At Oklahoma, Blaylock helped the Sooners to reach the 1988 NCAA title game, where they lost to Kansas.
Blaylock has twin sons playing football for the University of Kentucky.
Contributing: The Associated Press, Holly Pennebaker of 11Alive, a Gannett-owned NBC affiliate in Atlanta.