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ACC Police: Update on fatal January 15 crash

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The Athens-Clarke County Police department released new information indicating that alcohol impairment, racing, reckless driving and speed were significant factors that contributed to the car crash that killed University of Georgia football player Devon Willock and recruiting staffer Chandler Lecroy.

The investigation found that Lecroy, driver of the 2021 Ford Expedition that carried Willock, and UGA football's defensive-lineman Jalen Carter, the driver of a 2021 Jeep Trackhawk, were driving in a manner consistent with racing after leaving the area of downtown Athens on the night of the crash at around 2:30 a.m.

ACCPD secured arrest warrants for 21-year-old Carter for reckless driving and racing.

Evidence showed that both vehicles switched lanes, drove in the center turn lane and opposite lanes of travel, overtook other motorists and drove at high speeds "in an apparent attempt to outdistance each other," according to a press release from ACCPD.

There is also evidence that indicates Lecroy was driving at about 104 miles per hour shortly before the crash. A toxicology report indicates that Lecroy's blood alcohol concentration was .197 at the time of the crash.

The case will be given to the Solicitor General's Office.