A promising female basketball star is reportedly in critical condition after she and her family members were reportedly struck by a vehicle in Louisville, Kentucky last July 5. Her father, William Jones III, was unfortunately killed in the incident.

The teen cage star was identified as Ava Jones. On July 5, she, her mother and her brother were reportedly in Louisville for the Run 4 the Roses girls’ basketball tournament with Ava playing for her club team, ESPN reported.

The driver was identified as Michael Hurley from Lexington, Indiana. He is facing four counts of first-degree assault, driving under the influence and a license possession violation.

Following the death of William Jones III, Hurley is now also facing an additional charge of murder per the Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, WDRB reported.

Hurley allegedly admitted that he took Hydrocodone before getting behind the wheel on that day. He added that he was so tired that he could not make the turn, ending up hitting the Jones family on the sidewalk, WLKY reported.

Ava Jones and her mother, Amy Jones were initially listed in critical condition. However, both are now stable according to the Courier-Journal. Ava’s younger brother was also injured in the incident and was treated for minor injuries.

Ava was a rising basketball star from Nickerson High School. She had just verbally committed to the University of Iowa.

A GoFundMe account has been put up for the family. As of this writing, it has amassed roughly over $96,000.

"Our hearts are heavy for your family and we are wishing you strength as you heal from this horrible tragedy," one of the donors wrote.

"Amy, thinking of you and your family and praying hard for your recovery and for your daughter's recovery. I am so very sorry for the loss you have suffered," another contributor wrote.

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