Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Devin Wilcock and a recruiting staff member were both killed in a car crash that occurred in Athens, Georgia on Sunday morning, the school confirmed, according to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach.
“The entire Georgia family is devastated by the tragic loss of football student-athlete Devin Willock and football staff member Chandler LeCroy,” the university said in the official statement “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.
“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.”
Athens-Clarke County Police reported the single-vehicle accident occurred around 2:45 a.m. ET on Sunday adding that the initial investigation indicated that a 2021 Ford Expedition left the road in the outside lane of Barnett Shoals Road and struck two power poles and several trees, via an official statement.
Police said Willock, 20, died at the scene and that LeCroy, who was driving, was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and died as a result of her injuries. Additionally, a21-year-old male passenger sustained minor injuries, and a 26-year-old female passenger sustained serious injuries.
Wilcock played in all 15 games for Georgia this season, including starts at right guard during the Bulldogs wins over Tennessee and Kentucky.
The crash came hours after the Georgia Bulldogs celebrated winning back-to-back national championships with a parade and ceremony at Sanford Stadium.
“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,” the university said in a statement. “We can provide no further comment at this time but ask that everyone continue to keep those involved in your prayers.”