Youngest son of Fran McCaffery cited in fatal crash of Guard soldier
Fran and Margaret McCaffery issue statement offering deepest sympathies to Corey J. Hite's family
By KCJJ radio
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The youngest son of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery has been cited in a fatal car accident near West High School.
Iowa City Police issued a statement Wednesday morning indicating 16-year-old J.F. “Jack” McCaffery has been cited with Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk, a simple misdemeanor.
According to the news release, officers were called to the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Kennedy Parkway at 4:16pm on May 22nd for an accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian, 45-year-old Corey J. Hite of Cedar Rapids, suffered serious injuries. Hite died on Sunday, June 4th as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash.
McCaffery was the driver of the vehicle that hit Hite.
Under the Iowa Code, Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk causing a death is punishable by a $1,000 fine, a driver’s license suspension of up to 180 days, or both.
No other information about the case has been made available.
Fran and Margaret McCaffery released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:
“On May 22nd, just after leaving school, our 16-year-old son was the driver in a
vehicle/pedestrian accident. Investigators have told us that it was an unavoidable accident with
no evidence to suggest distracted driving. The pedestrian, who was jogging at the time of the
accident, was waved in front of our son’s passing vehicle by the driver of another vehicle. The
jogger, Sgt. First Class Corey Hite, passed away two weeks after the accident from the injuries he
We are devastated by this tragedy. SFC Hite’s family has our deepest sympathies. While our
family continues to process the events of the past weeks and help our son cope with this
accident, we will have no further comment at this time.”