March 26, 2023

UGA Staffer Didn’t Have Authorization To Drive Athletic Dept Vehicle Driven During Fatal Crash

College officers have launched new particulars from their investigation of the deadly crash that left a College of Georgia soccer participant and one staffer useless.

Devin Willock, 20, and Chandler LeCroy, 24, have been killed on Jan. 10 in a single-car accident on Barnett Shoals Street in a rented SUV.

On Friday, UGA Athletic Affiliation officers stated that the SUV was rented by Leroy from the athletic division however was to be used throughout recruiting actions solely. The evening of the tragedy, she drove that automobile with Willock and two different passengers inside.

“Policies and expectations that were well understood by athletics staff dictated that such rental vehicles were to be turned in at the immediate conclusion of recruiting duties,” college officers stated of their assertion Friday. “Personal use was strictly prohibited. Therefore, the continued use of the leased car by our staff members after their recruiting duties ended earlier that evening was unauthorized.”

Authorities beforehand reported that extreme velocity was an element within the crash, WSB Atlanta reported. Investigators are nonetheless ready on outcomes from toxicology and different assessments to see if some other elements performed an element within the accident.

“Above all, our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and friends of those we lost and those who were injured in this tragic accident,” they stated of their assertion.