Athens-Clarke police confirmed Georgia soccer participant Devin Willock and soccer employees member Chandler LeCroy died in a automotive accident on Sunday.
Two different members of the soccer program additionally had been injured however are listed in secure situation.
Offensive Linemen Willock, 20, died on the scene. Authorities say LeCroy, 24, was the motive force of the car. She was transported to a close-by hospital, the place she died from her accidents, Atlanta Journal-Structure reported.
The one-car accident occurred round 2:45 a.m. on Barnett Shoals Highway. Reviews say a 2021 Ford Expedition veered off the roadway and hit two energy poles and a number of other timber, WJCL reported.
“We are all heartbroken and devastated with the loss of Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy,” Georgia coach Kirby Good mentioned in a press release from UGA. “Devin was an outstanding young man in every way. He was always smiling, was a great teammate, and a joy to coach. Chandler was a valuable member of our football staff and brought an incredible attitude and energy every single day. We grieve with their families for this tragic loss and will support them in every way possible.”
UGA President Jere Morehead made a press release to the newspaper, saying: “On behalf of the University of Georgia, our entire campus grieves for the loss of two young members of our campus community — student-athlete Devin Willock and football staff member Chandler LeCroy. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends. We also pray for the full recovery of those injured in this tragic accident.”
Simply hours earlier than the tragic accident, the college celebrated its second straight nationwide championship with a parade and ceremony.
The college’s athletic director Josh Brooks launched a press release: “The entire Georgia family is devastated by the tragic loss of football student-athlete Devin Willock and football staff member Chandler LeCroy. Two other members of the football program were injured in the accident.”
“Devin and Chandler had been two particular individuals who meant a lot to the College of Georgia, our soccer program, and our athletic division. We ask that everybody hold their households in your prayers throughout this very troublesome time.
“The UGA Athletic Association will work with our medical team as well as our mental health and performance personnel to make sure we are providing the best support possible for our staff and student-athletes who are processing this grief. We can provide no further comment at this time but ask that everyone continue to keep those involved in your prayers.”
Police mentioned the crash and contributing components stay beneath investigation.
— Coach Kirby Good (@KirbySmartUGA) January 15, 2023