On January 15, 2023, news broke out about a car crash. The report was released by Athens-Clarke County Police. The time of the accident was said to be 2:45 am. The driver was identified as Chandler Lecroy, a Georgian recruiting staff and along with her was Georgian football player Devin Willock.
This news shocked us as this young football player was just 20 years old. He still had a lot of things to do and a long career waiting for him. And the fact that he is no longer here is disheartening. It was a careless mistake that caused this whole thing.
The news of his sudden demise is still a shock to many, including his coaches and mates. They are still processing the information. It is nearly impossible for them to believe that someone who played with them is no more.
What Happened to Devin Willock?
Devin Willock, a 20-year-old American football player, was on the road when this tragedy happened. He was in the car with two other members of the Georgian football program. The car was driven by Georgia recruiting staff Chandler LeCroy. The accident happened on 15th January 2023. It happened around 2: 45 Pm.
The Police are still investigating the car crash, so a detailed report is yet to be available. As of now, the reason for this car crash is said to be Overspeed. The normal speed limit was 40 miles per hour, and upon primary evaluation, it was said that the driving speed limit exceeded that.
Upon checking the video of the car crash, the players and the staff members were seen traveling through an intersection. It was around 2:40 am. The crash happened between 2:40 and 2:45. The police immediately responded to the crash site. It was about 2.5 miles away from Toppers. They were traveling in a black 2021 Ford Expedition. It hit a curb on the passenger side. It then crashed into two power poles and a parked car.
The cause for this was an over speed. Devin Willock died at the spot while the rest of the passengers were taken to the Piedmont regional Hospital. The staff member who drove the car, LeCroy, dies at the hospital from the injuries she suffered.
There were also two other players found in the car. McClendon and Bowels. They are still in the hospital getting treated.
Devin Willock’s Accident
Devin Willock’s accident shocked us. Upon hearing the news of his death, his family released a statement saying that they were beyond sad with the grievance; there are no words to describe this grievance. Yet the love they received from all those who shared loving memories of Devin has definitely helped them during this time. His family is still mourning, trying to figure out what happened to them.
A Private Celebration of Life service was announced by the University in which The Georgian Football team and staff were able to say a final goodbye to their player. The memorial service was a private event, and not many details were known to the public.
Apart from this private ceremony, there will also be a public celebration of Life for Willock on Friday in Englewood, New Jersey. The event is planned to be hosted at the Community Baptist Church. The senior pastor of the REv, Lester W. Taylor, will officiate the ceremony. The visitation is supposed to start at 9. a.m., and the service will start at 11. am.
Willock’s death was an hour after his team celebrated its second consecutive football national championship. He was just an hour away from death when his team celebrated this victory. When asked about him, his coach Whitehead said that he was a good kid. He was a positive kid. His coach was emotional when he mentioned him. He said he would’ve made a great husband and a great father.
One of his teammates said that he gave nothing but love and positivity to those around him. They not only lost a player but a brother.