• Former Hawks star charged in crash surrenders to police


    JONESBORO, Ga. - Former Atlanta Hawks star Mookie Blaylock surrendered to police on Monday.

    He’s accused of causing a crash that killed a mother of five.

    Channel 2’s Tom Jones was the only reporter at the Jonesboro Police Department as he turned himself in and was transported to the Clayton County Jail. Blaylock, who was also injured the crash, used a walker at the police department.

    Blaylock, 46, is charged with second-degree vehicular homicide, making an improper lane change, driving on the wrong side of the road, crossing the median and driving on a suspended license. Police said Blaylock crossed the median on Tara Boulevard and slammed into a van driven by Frankie Murphy. Murphy’s wife, Monica, died in the crash.

    When asked about the crash, Blaylock only said, “No comment.” His wife told Jones he feels horrible about it.

    Blaylock’s attorneys told Channel 2 Action News that he had a blackout during the crash. Police said he did not swerve or attempt to brake before the collision.

    Stay with Channel 2 Action News and wsbtv.com for updates on this story.

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