UGA footballer, staff member dies in car crash

A University of Georgia football player and staff member died Sunday morning in a car crash.

Athens Clark police have confirmed that the victims are Bulldogs offensive linemen Devin Willock, 20, and Chandler LeCroy, 24.

The university has confirmed that LeCroy worked as a staff member of the team. Football He is stable, although his two other members of the program have been injured. Their names have not been released.

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Officers received a report of a car crash on Barnett Shoals Road at 2:45 am.

Research has shown that the 2021 Ford Expedition was driving south on the outside lane of Barnett Shoals Road when it left the carriageway. The car then hit two utility poles and several trees.

Police said LeCroy was the driver and Willock was a passenger. LeCroy died in hospital and Willock died at the scene.

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Police added that a 21-year-old male passenger suffered minor injuries and a 26-year-old female passenger suffered serious injuries.

Channel 2 Action News received the following statement from UGA:

“Every Georgia family is devastated by the tragic deaths of football student-athlete Devin Willock and football staffer Chandler LeCroy. Two other members of the football program were injured in the accident. 2 Both patients are in stable condition, and we will continue to follow up with medical personnel.

“Devin and Chandler were two very special people who are very important to the University of Georgia, our football program and our athletic department. Please extend our prayers to the families during this very difficult time. Please …

“The UGA Athletic Association will work with our medical team, mental health and performance personnel to ensure we are able to provide the best possible support to our staff and student-athletes as they process this grief. I can’t comment, but I ask that everyone involved continue to follow their prayers.”

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