- Updated: Jan. 15, 2023, 12:34 p.m.
- Published: Jan. 15, 2023, 12:27 p.m.
University of Georgia violative lineman Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy, a recruiting unit subordinate for the nationalist champions, were killed successful a car wreck aboriginal Saturday greeting successful Athens, the schoolhouse said.
Willock was a redshirt sophomore from New Milford, New Jersey, who started 2 games for the Bulldogs past season.
“The full Gerogia household is devastated by the tragic nonaccomplishment of shot student-athlete Devin Willock and shot unit subordinate Chandler LeCroy,” the schoolhouse said successful a connection according to ESPN. “Two different members of the shot programme were injured successful the accident. They are some successful unchangeable condition, and we volition proceed to show their presumption with aesculapian personnel.”
The schoolhouse said that Willock and LeCroy “were to peculiar radical who meant truthful overmuch to the University of Georgia, our shot programme and our diversion department.”
“We inquire that everyone support their families successful your prayers during this precise hard time.”
Kirby Smart besides said successful a connection that everyone was “heartbroken and devastated with the loss.”
“Devin was an outstanding young antheral successful each way,” helium said. “He was ever smiling. Was a large teammate and joyousness to coach. Chandler was a invaluable subordinate of our shot unit and brought an unthinkable cognition and vigor each azygous day. We grieve with their families for this tragic nonaccomplishment and volition enactment them successful each mode possible.”
ESPN reported that Athens-Clarke County Police said they reported to a single-vehicle wreck astir 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Police said determination archetypal probe “indicated that a 2021 Ford Expedition near the roadworthy successful the extracurricular lane of Barnett Shoals Road and struck 2 powerfulness poles and respective trees.”
ESPN said Willock, 20, died astatine the scene. LeCroy, whose property was not given, died aft being transported to a section hospital. ESPN reported that a 21-year-old rider had insignificant injuries, and a 26-year-old pistillate sustained superior injuries.
ESPN said that inferior violative lineman Warren McClendon was 1 of the different players successful the crash, and that helium is successful unchangeable condition. McClendon announced Saturday that helium is entering the NFL Draft.
Georgia had conscionable finished celebrating its nationalist rubric triumph with a parade and an lawsuit astatine Sanford Stadium connected Saturday, ESPN said.
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