Family of UW coach Howard Moore thanks community after deadly crash

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The family of assistant UW men's basketball coach Howard Moore is thanking the community for their support, after the family was involved in a deadly car accident.

The UW Athletic Department released a statement on behalf of the family.

"The entire Moore and Barnes family would like to thank everyone for their continued prayers and well-wishes. The love and support from people all over the country has been heartwarming and truly appreciated. Howard is taking steps toward his recovery every day,” according to the statement.

Moore's wife and daughter both died in the wrong-way driver crash on M-14 in Superior Township, about 40 miles west of Detroit. Moore and his son survived and are recovering from injuries.

Moore’s family asks that instead of sending flowers, they are accepting donations to The Moore Foundation.

According to the statement, “The Moore Foundation was established to mentor, educate and develop the life skills of young people in the Madison and Chicago communities, fostering a culture of non-violence, growth and achievement.”

You can make a donation to the foundation at here.