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Family members of Costa Mesa High coach Jimmy Nolan remain hospitalized following fatal crash

Jimmy Nolan
Jimmy Nolan talks to his Costa Mesa High School football team in August 2019. His family was involved in a serious car accident last week in South Carolina that resulted in the death of two people, including his youngest daughter.
(Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Costa Mesa High School football coach Jimmy Nolan provided a Facebook update on Monday morning concerning the condition of his family members that were involved in a two-vehicle accident that killed two people last week in South Carolina.

Nolan posted a video of his wife, Taran, in a hospital bed and wrote that she underwent stomach surgery at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Two of their three children, Jimmy and Daisy, survived the crash while the youngest, Micki, 3, did not.

“Cleaned out infections. Tough woman,” Nolan said of his wife. “Thank you for prayers ... much needed. Docs/nurses here are Hall of Fame.”

Taran, Daisy and Jimmy were taken to Grand Strand Medical Center following Thursday morning’s head-on collision that also killed driver Glendora Holmes, 49, of Andrews. S.C. The crash occurred on U.S. 521 in Georgetown County, South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Brian Lee said.

Posters and signs line a fence at Costa Mesa High School on Monday for football coach Jimmy Nolan's family.
Posters and signs line a fence at Costa Mesa High School on Monday for football coach Jimmy Nolan’s family. Nolan’s family was involved in a deadly car crash in South Carolina last week.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

As of Thursday night, Nolan reported that his wife experienced brain bleeding, as well as a broken back, hands and feet. He added that he was told that she would have to spend multiple weeks in an intensive care unit before being transferred to a rehabilitation facility.

Nolan added that Daisy, one of their three daughters, had brain bleeding, broken bones, needed stitches and had a contusion to the left side of her chest and spine. He said both of her eyes were swelled shut, and that she was using a breathing tube, but she has since been able to breathe without it.

Concerning his son, Jimmy, Nolan said he also had broken bones and required stitches. Nolan wrote that his son was able to speak to him and expected that he might be out of the hospital soon.

On Sunday, Nolan posted an update that said that Daisy had five skull fractures and was dealing with a fever. He said in the same post that his son was “doing good.”

The three members of the Nolan family that survived the crash all had minimal burns after their car caught fire, Nolan said.

Nolan has indicated across his posts that a state trooper told him Micki could not be extracted from a child car seat because of the flames resulting from the crash.

A number of posters have been put up on the fences that surround the Costa Mesa football field in support of the Nolan family. Some of the signage read “Nolan Strong,” and others said that Micki would remain in their hearts.

A GoFundMe page set up for Holmes’ family said that Holmes was going to the airport to visit her daughter and grandson in California when the collision happened.

A GoFundMe for the Nolan family had raised nearly $300,000 as of Monday afternoon.

A posters and signs line a fence at Costa Mesa High School for the Nolan Family on Monday, September 14.
Posters at Costa Mesa High School honor football coach Jimmy Nolan’s daughter, Micki, 3, who died in a car accident last week in South Carolina.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

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