In Laurel, Delaware, Ring of Honor wrestler Jay Briscoe and another person died in a car accident Tuesday evening.
There are still limited details at this time, but Delaware State Police reported that the accident occurred around 5:30 PM Eastern in the area of Laurel Road and Little Hill Road.
The number of vehicles involved is unknown, but another car was also killed.
The Shore News Beacon reported that “four patients were trapped,” including two fatalities and two critical patients, including one child.
Later this month, Briscoe (born Jamin Pugh) will turn 39.
Laurel School District will close its schools on Wednesday as a result of the tragic accident.
Briscoe and his brother, Mark, made a name for themselves in the Northeast U.S. indie scene during the early 2000s, working for CZW, NWA Wildside, NWA and other promotions.
It was in ROH, however, that the Sandy Fork, Delaware, natives became synonymous with the promotion. They first won the ROH Tag Team titles in 2003 and had just begun their 13th reign at December’s Final Battle.
Additionally, Jay Briscoe held the company’s Six-Man titles with Bully Ray in 2017. First holding the gold in 2013 and then for a longer period in 2014 through 2015, he was also a two-time ROH World Champion.
To name just a few of the titles he and Mark held, they were the IWGP Tag Team champions three times, the GCW Tag Team champions three times, the Impact Tag Team champions, and the NEVER Openweight Tag Team champions.