The teenage son of Iowa Hawk Eyes Men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery was cited with a simple misdemeanor for a May 22 accident in which he struck a jogging National Guardsman, who later died as a result of the injuries he sustained.
He Iowa City Police Department announced Wednesday that McCaffery’s 16-year-old son was cited for the misdemeanor «failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk» after punching Sgt. 1st Class Corey J. Hite.
Police said Hite, 45, suffered «serious injuries» in the crash and died on June 4 «as a result of the injuries sustained.»
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A statement from McCaffery and his wife, Margaret, was released Wednesday. In it, the family said they have postponed the release of a statement «out of respect for the SFC Hite family» and due to the pending investigation.
«On May 22, just after leaving school, our 16-year-old son was the driver of a vehicle/pedestrian accident. Investigators told us it was an unavoidable accident with no evidence to suggest distracted driving,» it reads. in the statement. for Atletico.
“The pedestrian, who was jogging at the time of the accident, was greeted in front of our passing son’s vehicle by the driver of another vehicle. The runner, Sergeant 1st Class Corey Hite, passed away two weeks after the crash from injuries. he held.»
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«We are devastated by this tragedy. The family of SFC Hite has our deepest condolences. As our family continues to process the events of the past several weeks and help our son cope with this accident, we will have no further comment at this time.»
McCaffery’s son was subpoenaed after an investigation and after «consultation» with the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office. According to a copy of the summons, he is due to appear in court this month.
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Under state law, such a misdemeanor resulting in death could result in a $1,000 fine, a driver’s license suspension of up to 180 days, or both.
The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
McCaffery’s other son, Patrick, currently plays on the Iowa men’s basketball team. His brother, Connor, was also a member of the team last season.