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Athens-Clarke County Police say two people were killed in a car crash early Sunday morning. The University of Georgia athletics department confirmed the victims were a Georgia Bulldogs football player and employee.

Devin Wheelock, 20, was a passenger in a Ford Expedition that crashed on Barnett Shoals Road, police said. Police responded to the 900 block around 2:45 a.m. Wheelock died at the scene.

The driver of the car, 24-year-old Chandler LeCroy, died after being taken to a nearby hospital by an ambulance. LeCroy was a member of the Georgia football recruiting staff.

Two others, a 21-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, were seriously injured, the police said. University of Georgia Athletics confirmed that both injured were members of the football program. They are in stable condition.


“The entire Georgia family is devastated by the tragic loss of football student-athlete Devin Wheelock and football staff member Chandler Lecro. Two other members of the football program were injured in the crash. They are both in stable condition and we will continue to do so. monitor their status with the medical staff;

“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 staff, to ensure that we provide the best possible support to our staff and student-athletes as they process this grief. We can no longer comment here. this time, but ask that everyone continue to keep those involved in your prayers.”

Head football coach Kirby Smart issued a statement regarding the grief of the football program.

Police have not identified another vehicle involved in the crash. Crash investigators determined the vehicle was traveling south in the outside lane on Barnett Shoals Road when the care left the roadway. It hit two poles and several trees.

The football team celebrated its National Championship victory Saturday with a parade and ceremony at Sanford Stadium.

Willock was a sophomore offensive lineman from New Milford, NJ. He played in every regular season game, Southeastern Conference championship game and two College Football Playoff games for the Bulldogs.



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