A police report has disclosed two important factors in the fatal auto accident that took the lives of Georgia standout football player Devin Willock, 20, and 24-year-old recruiting analyst Chandler LeCroy.
The report notes the vehicle was traveling “at a high rate of speed,” and Willock was not wearing a seatbelt.
Willock was an offensive lineman for the Bulldogs. LeCroy was driving the vehicle. She died shortly after being transported to a local hospital.
Police report that Willock was in the vehicle’s back seat when it lost control. The 6-foot-7-inch 335-pound right guard was thrown from the car and pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The police report details that a 2021 Ford Expedition “failed to negotiate a left curve, resulting in the vehicle striking the curb with its front passenger tire and leaving the roadway on the west shoulder.”
The report notes that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and struck a utility pole which cut the vehicle in half. The rear passenger quarter panel of the SUV then struck a tree.
The report indicates that after hitting the tree, “the vehicle rotate[ed] counter-clockwise prior to achieving final rest against an apartment building.”
The investigation is ongoing, but police noted that no alcohol or drug test was conducted on LeCroy.
The fatal accident occurred at 2:45 a.m. Sunday in Athens, Georgia. On Saturday evening Willock and LeCroy participated in a parade celebrating the Bulldogs’ recent win to become national champions for the second year in a row.
Two other passengers were in the vehicle. Offensive lineman Warren McClendon was wearing a shoulder and seat belt and sustained only minor injuries. Victoria Bowles, a member of the Bulldogs’ staff, was not wearing a seatbelt and remains hospitalized with multiple serious injuries.
“Our Hearts are Heavy Today. No words, only prayers for @UGAAthletics and the families of Devin and Chandler,” Cornhuskers coach Matt Rhule tweeted.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart posted pictures of both victims on Twitter a few hours after the crash: “Miss you already,” he wrote of Willock. “Thinking of you tonight, Devin.”
Smart said of LeCroy: “Gone far too soon. Chandler, I will always remember you for your kind heart.”