Arrest Warrant Issued For Georgia Defensive Lineman Jalen Carter Over Involvement In Car Crash That Killed Teammate

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Back in January, the college football world was heartbroken at the news of Georgia offensive tackle Devin Willock, along with Georgia recruiter Chandler LeCroy, had tragically passed away in a car accident.

Willock was a redshirt sophomore offensive lineman who played in every game this past season, and LeCroy was only 24-years-old.

Georgia football released a statement when it all went down:

“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.

“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.

“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.”

And now, we’re finally learning more details about what went down on that tragic night.

With that being said, we now know that star Georgia defensive lineman, and potential number one NFL draft pick Jalen Carter has been issued an arrest warrant for his alleged involvement in the incident.

According to Yahoo! Sports, the defensive lineman is wanted on a charge of reckless driving and racing by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, after an investigation discovered that Carter was allegedly street racing with LeCroy and Willock.

The Ford Expedition LeCroy was driving went off the road at a high rate of speed and hit two telephone poles, and the police determined that speed was the key factor to the two’s death.

The other two passengers in the vehicle were injured but survived.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department released the following statement:

“The investigation found that Chandler LeCroy, driver of the 2021 Ford Expedition, and Jalen Carter, driver of a 2021 Jeep Trackhawk, were operating their vehicles in a manner consistent with racing shortly after leaving the downtown Athens area at about 2:30 a.m.

The evidence demonstrated that both vehicles switched between lanes, drove in the center turn lane, drove in opposite lanes of travel, overtook other motorists and drove at high rates of speed in an apparent attempt to outdistance each other. Evidence indicated that shortly before the crash the Expedition was traveling at about 104 miles per hour.

The toxicology report indicated that LeCroy’s blood alcohol concentration was .197 at the time of the crash. Investigators determined that alcohol impairment, racing, reckless driving and speed were significant contributing factors to the crash.”

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Carter was on the scene 90 minutes after the crash and gave police “shifting accounts” of his involvement and what went down:

“He gave shifting accounts of the wreck as an Athens police officer questioned him about whether he had been racing the car that crashed”

The outlet also reports that it all went down after Georgia’s National Championship celebration, and players and members of the recruiting staff were last seen a strip club in downtown Athens, and they were reportedly heading to Waffle House when the crash occurred.

The Expedition LeCroy was driving was a rented car by the school, and she was unauthorized to be driving it.

Linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson was also at the scene of the crash, and was charged last week for reckless driving during a separate incident.

It remains to be seen what will happen or how this will affect his draft stock, but nevertheless, a tragic situation all the way around.

Carter was project to be a guaranteed Top 5 pick, and possibly #1 if the Chicago Bears don’t trade down.

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