Tragedy has struck former IU basketball great and Indiana high school hoops legend Damon Bailey.
According to a release by the Brown County (Ind.) Sheriff’s Office, Bailey’s parents — Wendell and Beverly Bailey, were involved in a motorcycle accident on Monday afternoon.
Wendell Bailey was pronounced deceased at the scene. Beverly Bailey was flown to a nearby hospital due to the extent of her injuries.
Rich Nye of WTHR appears to have been the first to break the news. The IU basketball Twitter page expressed sympathies for the Bailey family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Damon Bailey and his family during this difficult time. We are so sorry for the loss of your father, Wendell, and for injuries suffered by your mother, Beverly, in this terrible accident yesterday.
— Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) September 22, 2020
Damon Bailey was recently an assistant coach at his alma mater, Bedford North Lawrence. His son Brayton graduated from BNL in 2020.
The full release from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office follows.
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