More difficult details emerge from tragic accident that killed Georgia football player, staffer
ATHENS — More details emerged on the tragic single-vehicle accident that claimed the lives of Georgia football player Devin Willock and UGA recruiting staff member Chandler LeCroy, while also injuring two others early last Sunday morning
The accident occurred hours after the Bulldogs’ football program celebrated its 2022 national championship season with an on-campus parade and ceremony at Sanford Stadium.
Recruiting staff member Tory Bowles, 26, and Georgia team captain and NFL prospect Warren McClendon, 21, were also in the vehicle when it crashed at approximately 2:45 a.m on Sunday.
LeCroy was driving a 2021 Ford Expedition southbound on Barnett Shoals road when it failed to negotiate a left curve and struck the curb with its front passenger side tire, according to the accident report released on Tuesday.
Per the report, the vehicle struck a power pole and utility pole, cutting both in half, and continued on the shoulder where it struck a tree with its right rear quaterpanel and began to spin clockwise.
The vehicle then hit another tree on the driver’s side which spun it counter-clockwise before coming to rest against an apartment building.
Exceeding the speed limit, posted at 40 mph, is listed as one of the contributing factors of the wreck, per ACCPD. The driver was found at fault on the report.
Willock, 20, was in the backseat on the driver’s side and was ejected and died at the scene of the collision. The police report indicates he was not wearing a seatbelt.
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LeCroy, 24, was transported to Piedmont Athens Regional hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.
McClendon, who like LeCroy was wearing a lap and harness restraint, was treated and released from the hospital. Bowles was in serious but stable condition with multiple injures, per a UGA release.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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