A trip for a high school basketball tournament has turned devastating for one local team.
Two- Covington high school players and a parent are still in a Tennessee hospital.
They were seriously hurt this weekend when investigators say another vehicle pulled out in front of them.
The driver of that vehicle died.
According to a hospital spokesperson as of Monday afternoon, driver Yvonne Hall is in serious condition.
While her daughter Bailey Hall is stable.
Another passenger, Kiesha Beard, who's also known as Kiesha Forbes, is in serious condition.
Members of the Covington High School Lady Cougars Basketball team traveled to Tennessee for the Lenoir City Christmas Tournament.
After winning their game Friday night, they were due to hit the court again Saturday afternoon at 1o'clock.
But, two of the players never made it after a crash on a highway outside of Knoxville.
Police said another driver pulled out in front of Yvonne Hall.
Inside Hall's car, her daughter 18-year-old Bailey and Bailey's teammate, 16-year-old Kiesha Forbes.
Bailey's dad, Alleghany County Sheriff Kevin Hall tells WDBJ7, the women had varying injuries.
Sheriff Hall tells us, the three seem to be improving.
Bailey Hall is scheduled to be released from the hospital Tuesday.
WDBJ7 contacted Covington High School's Athletic Director and Vice Principal Shannon Fuhrman and asked why this trip didn't have school buses, she told us, "The coach had elected to play in the tournament and the parents had elected to drive."
When, we contacted the Virginia High School League about regulations on this practice, we were told transportation decision are up to each school system.