A police report details a fatal SUV crash carrying four members of the University of Georgia football team, two of whom were killed in the accident.
The report says the driver was exceeding the limit of 40 mph when the SUV hit the curb and then went off the roadway. The crash report was released on Tuesday from the Athens-Clarke Police Department.
University of Georgia football player Devin Willock and football recruiting analyst Chandler LeCroy both died in the car crash.
The police report revealed that Ford Expedition was driven by LeCroy, who was speeding and “failed to negotiate a left curve, resulting in the vehicle striking a curb with its front passenger tire and leaving the roadway,” then striking “(Georgia) Power Pole and another utility pole cutting them in half.”
After hitting two poles, the SUV “struck a tree with its rear passenger quarter panel and caused it to begin rotating clockwise where it struck another tree with its driver’s side.” Willock, 20, was seated behind Chandler LeCroy, 24, on the driver’s side and ejected from the vehicle when it landed against the corner of an apartment building, according to the crash report.
However, the front seat passenger, Warren McClendon, sustained a laceration to his head. The 21-year-old’s father says he needs stitches but is “doing well.”
Victoria Bowles, 26, was sitting in the back seat on the passenger side and sustained multiple injuries during the collision. She was transported to the hospital.
CNN reports that crash reports list the “First Harmful Event” as hitting the curb, then the “Most Harmful Event” as hitting the tree.
It is unknown if alcohol and drugs were not administered, but CNN did reach out to the Athens-Clarke coroner for toxicology results from LeCroy.
The crash happened hours after the team celebrated its second national championship victory early Sunday.