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Wisconsin basketball assistant coach injured in crash, wife & daughter killed, per reports

Yahoo! Sports logo Yahoo! Sports 5/25/2019
a man wearing a red shirt: 23 December 2015: Wisconsin Badgers assistant coach Howard Moore talks with Wisconsin Badgers forward Alex Illikainen (25) as the Wisconsin Badgers defeat the Green Bay Phoenix (84-79) in Greg Gard's first game as intern Head Coach at the Kohl Center in Madison, WI. (Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images) © Provided by Oath Inc. 23 December 2015: Wisconsin Badgers assistant coach Howard Moore talks with Wisconsin Badgers forward Alex Illikainen (25) as the Wisconsin Badgers defeat the Green Bay Phoenix (84-79) in Greg Gard's first game as intern Head Coach at the Kohl Center in Madison, WI. (Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)

University of Wisconsin men’s basketball assistant coach Howard Moore was involved in a head-on collision that killed his wife and daughter early Saturday in Michigan, per multiple reports.

Michigan State police responded to a crash at 2:04 a.m. on Saturday in an area centered near the M-14 highway, per MLive.com.

Per the report, a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old woman was heading west in the eastbound lanes of the M-14 when she struck a vehicle holding four passengers head-on. That vehicle belonged to Moore, per the Wisconsin State Journal.

Following the crash, the woman driving the wrong-way vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Moore’s daughter Jaidyn died on the scene as well, while his wife Jennifer died at the hospital.

Moore was seriously injured, while his son Jerrell received minor injuries.

A third vehicle was also involved in the crash with the driver receiving minor injuries.

Moore played at Wisconsin from 1990-1995, which included a 1994 NCAA Tournament appearance that ended a 47-year drought for the Badgers.

He returned to Wisconsin for a second coaching stint in 2015. The 2018-19 season served as his ninth season overall in a coaching capacity with Wisconsin. In total, Howard has 19 years of collegiate coaching experience, including several as a head coach.

Community reacts to devastating news

Following the news, many former Wisconsin players offered their condolences to Moore and his family on social media.

Competing schools and their head coaches also offered their thoughts and prayers.

Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard was scheduled to fly to Michigan to be with the Moore family, per USA TODAY.

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