Delaware State Police Release Statement On Investigation Into Jay Briscoe’s Car Accident

More information about the car accident that took Jay Briscoe's life have come to light.

On January 17, Jamin Pugh (also known as Jay Briscoe) passed away; he involved in a fatal accident in Laurel, Delaware. Two people, including Briscoe, lost their lives in the accident, but details were unclear.

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The Delaware State Police issued a statement about its investigation into the accident. According to the report, another vehicle, which was going in the opposite direction of Briscoe's, swerved into his lane and hit his vehicle head-on. Jay Briscoe was not wearing his seatbelt, but the operator of the other vehicle was. They both were pronounced dead at the scene. Briscoe's 12-year-old and nine-year-old daughter were in the vehicle, and they wearing their seatbelts. They were taken to the hospital, where they were admitted to the facility in critical condition. As of this writing, the investigation is ongoing.

The police statement (courtesy of PWInsider) is below.

State Police Investigating Two-Vehicle Fatal Accident

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred in Laurel late yesterday afternoon that resulted in the deaths of two people.

On January 17, 2023, at approximately 5:09 p.m., a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was traveling westbound on Laurel Road just west of Goose Nest Road. At the same time, a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 was traveling eastbound on Laurel Road in the same vicinity. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Silverado 1500 pickup truck failed to remain in her lane, crossed the center line, and entered the eastbound lane of Laurel Road, directly into the path of the Silverado 2500. This resulted in a head-on collision between the two pickup trucks in the eastbound lane.

The driver of the Silverado 1500, identified as 27-year-old Lillyanne Ternahan of Frankford, Delaware, was wearing her seatbelt. The driver of the Silverado 2500, identified as 38-year-old Jamin Pugh of Laurel, Delaware, was not wearing his seatbelt. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. The two passengers in Pugh’s pickup truck, identified as his 12-year-old daughter and 9-year-old daughter, were both properly restrained. Both girls were taken by ambulance to an area hospital and were admitted in critical condition.

Alcohol involvement in this crash is unknown. No other vehicles were involved in this collision. The roadway was closed for approximately four hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Sergeant J. Burns by calling 302-703-3269. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected]

Jay Briscoe's wife Ashley posted an update after the accident. More information is available here.

The wrestling world continues to mourn the loss of Jay Briscoe. See some of the responses to his passing here.

Fightful will provide more information as it becomes available.

On behalf of Fightful, our thoughts are with the Pugh family during this difficult time.

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