Former Pro Wrestler’s Daughters Recovering After Fatal Crash in Laurel


The Laurel community is grieving following a major fire and a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred this week. One of the drivers who passed away in the crash was a former pro wrestler known as Jay Briscoe–38-year-old Jamin Pugh of Laurel. His daughters– ages 12 and 9- were passengers in Pugh’s pickup truck. They are in the hospital. State Representative Tim Dukes tells WGMDS’s Mike Bradleyā€¦

In terms of what folks can do throughout the area to help the Pugh family, the primary concern is prayers for the recovery of the two daughters. Rep. Dukes believes a scholarship fund is currently in the works for the girls as well as his 14-year-old son, but nothing is firmly established yet. He adds that when they return home, a meal train will be set up.

Jamin Pugh (wrestler, Jay Briscoe)-Photo from Ring of Honor as posted in the Cape Gazette

Original Story

Two adult drivers are dead and two girlsā€“ages 12 and 9 are in critical condition following a two-vehicle crash that happened just after 5 p.m. yesterday in the area of Laurel Road west of Goose Nest Road. Police say the driver of one vehicle was headed westbound on Laurel Road while another was going east on Laurel Road in the same area. Police do not yet know why the driver of one of the Chevy Silverado pickup trucks failed to remain in her lane and crossed the center line. The head-on collision then occurred 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.

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.