Arrest warrant issued for NFL draft pick Jalen Carter for alleged role in fatal January car crash

Chandler LeCroy was a staff person working for the University of Georgia football program. Devin Willock was a Georgia offensive lineman on the University of Georgia football team.  Both LeCroy and Willock were killed on January 15 “when the Ford Expedition vehicle LeCroy was driving left the road at a high rate of speed and hit two telephone poles. Two other occupants in LeCroy’s vehicle were injured. Police quickly determined that speed was a contributing factor in the crash.”

As reported from the Athens-Clarke County Police (ACP), its investigation found that Chandler LeCroy was the driver of the 2021 Ford Expedition, and that Jalen Carter was the driver of a 2021 Jeep Trackhawk. Carter and LeCroy “were operating their vehicles in a manner consistent with racing shortly after leaving the downtown Athens area at about 2:30 a.m.” The evidence disclosed indicated “both vehicles switched between lanes, drove in the center turn lane, drove in opposite lanes of travel, overtook other motorists and drove at high rates of speed in an apparent attempt to outdistance each other.”

Significantly, evidence indicated that shortly before the crash the “Expedition was traveling at about 104 miles per hour. The toxicology report indicated that LeCroy’s blood alcohol concentration was 0.197 at the time of the crash. Investigators determined that alcohol impairment, racing, reckless driving and speed were significant contributing factors to the crash.”

As reported, the police “were able to obtain surveillance video from city cameras along the route the vehicles traveled the night of the crash. The crash happened in the early morning hours after Georgia’s national championship celebration and players and members of the recruiting staff were last at a strip club in downtown Athens and heading for a Waffle House when the crash occurred.”

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Carter was at the scene of the crash and left before emergency personnel arrived. Per the report, “Carter gave shifting accounts of the wreck as an Athens police officer questioned him about whether he had been racing the car that crashed” after he returned to the crash scene approximately 90 minutes after it happened.

Jalen Carter has been described as the “No. 1 NFL draft pick.” A warrant for Carter’s arrest has been issued for his alleged role in a January traffic crash. Carter is wanted on charges of reckless driving and racing.

D & B Staff

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