Former professional wrestler Jay Briscoe is killed in a crash on a Delaware highway while taking his daughters to cheerleading practice

the Professional Wrestler known as Jay Briscoe — better known as one half of the foul-mouthed “Briscoe Brothers” tag team — was killed in a head-on crash on a Delaware highway while taking his daughters to cheerleading practice, officials and his family said.

The performer, whose real name is Jamin Pugh, was driving east on Laurel Road in a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 at 5:09 p.m. ET on Tuesday when the westbound Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crossed the center lane and entered “straightforward” eastbound traffic. the state police said.

Driving the Silverado 1500 was Lillian Ternahan, a 27-year-old Frankford resident. She and Pugh, 38, a Laurel resident, were declared dead at the scene in Laurel.

Wrestlers Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe from “The Briscoe Brothers” in 2019.Cindy Ord/Getty Images file

Police said Ternahan was wearing a seatbelt and Pugh was not.

Police said Pugh was traveling with two daughters, ages 9 and 12, who were wearing seat belts. The two girls were taken to a nearby hospital where they were listed in critical condition.

said Pugh’s mother, Jana Pugh NBC Philadelphia He was taking girls to cheerleading practice.

She said she believed her son was alive when she and her husband arrived on the scene.

“My husband yelled at him,” Pugh told the station. “He calls him dude. He said, ‘Dude, we’re here.’ So if he was conscious at all at the time, he would have heard it. And I like to think he did.”

Police said pickup trucks were the only vehicles involved in the fatal crash on Tuesday night, and it was not immediately clear if any of the drivers were disabled.

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Beau and his brother Mark Pugh were two of the “Brisco Brothers” who performed at the Florida-based Ring of Honor wrestling circuit.

“It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the tragic passing of Jamin Baugh, better known to wrestling fans around the world as Jay Briscoe,” Ring of Honor said in a statement on Wednesday. “Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans.”

The brothers’ ring characters, as hardy chicken farmers, were among Ring of Honor’s most popular acts in the early 2000s.

Outside of the ring, friends knew Jamin Pugh as a devoted father.

During the heart of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Ring of Honor posted a video of Pugh wearing ribbons in his hair and practicing a cheerleading routine with his daughter.

“An amazing artist who has created a deep connection with wrestling fans all over the world,” the famous WWE actor tweeted triple HHis real name is Paul Michael Levesque.

My condolences to Jay Briscoe’s family and friends.

The county said in a statement that the Laurel Education School closed Wednesday due to the “unimaginable tragedy.”

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