jay briscoe
Photo Credit: Ring Of Honor

Pugh Family Shares Update On Jay Briscoe’s Daughters Following Car Accident

Jay Briscoe ‘s family and friends have provided an update on how his daughters are doing after they were involved in a deadly car crash on Tuesday evening.

Taking to Facebook Live, Briscoe family friend Joshua Wharton read a prepared statement on behalf of Ashley Pugh, the wife of Jay Briscoe. Wharton detailed the injuries the girls sustained in the car accident that claimed their father’s life and they are stable but have a long road to recovery in the future.


“On behalf of the Pugh family, we would like to thank Nanticoke Hospital for being so efficient with their medical care. [Nanticoke Hospital is the local hospital where Gracie and Jayleigh were admitted first so they could be stabilized and moved to another facility.] We also want to thank them for being so accommodating to our family and friends who wanted to be there and show support. Currently, the girls are stable but they both have a very long road of recovery ahead of them.

Gracie, 12, when she originally got to Nanticoke, she couldn’t feel anything from the waist down. She was diagnosed with a L2 dislocation and a L3/L4 fracture in her back with compression on her spinal cord. After Nanticoke got her stabilized, they transferred her to another hospital and she got feeling back in her thighs, but nothing lower than her knee. She was taken straight for an MRI and into the surgery room at 3 am on Wednesday morning the 18th. The doctor was able to relieve the compression on her spinal cord, her surgery went as well as could be expected. She still has feeling in her thighs but no movement as of yet. Gracie had tingling in her feet on and off today, and Gracie’s progress will be a day-to-day basis in the months to come. She is bruised up pretty badly but at this time, no other injuries have been diagnosed.”

“Jayleigh was diagnosed with an open tibia and fibula fracture at Nanticoke where she underwent surgery. They placed an external fixator on and sent her back to the hospital. ‘Jay Jay’ has been diagnosed with a C7 fracture in her neck and has been placed in a neck brace, which she will be in for six weeks. She also has an L3 and L4 fracture in her back, which can be managed with a back brace for about 12 weeks. She has a right clavicle fracture from the seatbelt, as well as a broken rib on her right side. She has a small left pneumothorax, which is the area in between the lung and chest wall, not inside the lung. They are monitoring that, as it’s not large enough for intervention as this point. Today she was diagnosed with a perforated bowel with free fluid in her abdomen.”

It was noted that she had surgery for that issue and located the problem area and got the bleeding under control.

“They did a bowel resection. While she was down there, the orthopedic surgeon decided to do another washout of her leg with some manipulation to the bones for better alignment. She still has the external fixator in place and they placed an NG tube down her nose to decompress her stomach and hope to take it out tomorrow, and this will allow her to eat.”

Jay Briscoe (Jamin Pugh) was killed in a car accident in Laurel, Delaware on January 17. The driver of the other vehicle, Lillyanne Ternahan, also died in the crash. The Delaware State Police issued a statement on the details of the accident, which you can read here.

Read More: Donation Page Has Been Created To Help Assist Jay Briscoe’s Family

If you use this transcription, credit Joshua Wharton and h/t WrestleZone and link back to this post.