New Details Disclosed Regarding Deadly Crash Killing UGA Football Player and Staff Person

The latest report provides new information regarding the devastating crash that claimed the life of University of Georgia 20-year-old offensive lineman Devin Willock and 24-year-old recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy. Previously known was that also injured were 21-year-old offensive lineman Warren McClendon and 26-year-old recruiting staffer Tory Bowles. Now new details about the crash have been disclosed.

The crash happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, just hours after the Bulldogs wrapped up their day-long celebration of back-to-back national championships. A report on the crash, filed by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, narrates the event in gruesome detail. As reported, “Investigators say the SUV was heading southbound along Barnett Shoals Road when it failed to negotiate a curve, striking the curb, leaving the roadway, traveled along the shoulder of the road, striking two power poles, cutting each in half.”

The report further elaborates, stating “the back of the SUV then spun into a tree, causing the vehicle to bounce off it and spin the opposite way before coming to rest between a parked car and an apartment building.” See photos in a slide show that illustrate some of the damage done by the crashing automobile.

As reported, “officers arrived within 10 minutes of the crash. First responders found LeCroy trapped behind the wheel of a black 2021 Ford Expedition and Willock, who had been sitting in the SUV directly behind her, thrown from the vehicle.” It is alleged that despite the best efforts of the medics, Willock died at the scene.

Further details of the injuries were provided. “LeCroy had to be freed from the wreckage. She, McClendon, and Bowles were then all rushed to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. LeCroy would later succumb to her injuries. McClendon, who was in the front passenger seat, suffered lacerations in the middle of his head and Bowles, who was in the right rear passenger seat, sustained multiple injuries.” The report states Willock and Bowles were not wearing seat belts.

As reported, “Investigators believe excessive speed was a contributing factor in the cause of the crash. The posted speed limit along the roadway is 40 mph, but police have not yet determined how fast the vehicle was traveling at the time.” Additional information is being sought.

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