Jul 06, 2022

Reno County family hit by car in Kentucky Tuesday

Posted Jul 06, 2022 4:16 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Louisville, Kentucky Metro police are investigating after a family from Reno County was struck by a vehicle in Downtown Louisville on Tuesday night.

Nickerson High basketball player Ava Jones, her parents Amy and Trey and another juvenile were struck, Ava is in serious but stable condition, the parents are in critical condition and the other family member was treated for minor injuries.

According to information from the Louisville Police Department, just before 8 p.m. in the area of 2nd Street & East Market Street a motorist, later identified as 33-year-old Michael Hurley of Lexington, Ind. struck the Jones family, who were pedestrians.

Jones and her family were in Louisville for an AAU basketball tournament with Wheat State Elite. Jones just signed with the University of Iowa basketball program over the weekend.

At the time of the accident, Hurley was heading east on Market and attempted to make a left turn onto 2nd Street when his car is said to have crossed on to the sidewalk and hit the family.

Hurley is accused of assault connected with the accident and the arrest report says drugs were involved.

According to the complaint, he told officers at the scene he had taken Hydrocodone and "was so tired that he could not make the turn".  The complaint also said his eyes were "pinpoint and droopy".

Blood was drawn for testing and Hurley did not have his driver's license.