Hours after Georgia Bulldogs celebrated consecutive national championships, two members of the football programs were killed in a car crash early Sunday.
The victims of the car crash were identified as Devin Willock, 20, and Chandler LeCroy, 24, who was a member of the recruiting staff. The UGA Athletic Association said two others who were injured were in stable condition. They were not immediately identified.
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At the time of the crash, Willock was the passenger in the SUV. The vehicle crashed in Athens around 2:45 a.m. local time, police said. Moments before the crash, the car was traveling outside the lane of the road when it left the roadway and reportedly hit two power poles and several trees.
While Willock was dead at the scene, LeCroy, who was the driver, was transported to the hospital where she later died.
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“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. They are both in stable condition, and we will continue to monitor their status with medical personnel,” the UGA Athletic Association said in a statement.
“Devin and Chandler were two special people who meant so much to the University of Georgia, our football program and our athletic department. We ask that everyone keep their families in your prayers during this very difficult time,” it added. “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 everyone continue to keep those involved in your prayers.”