A new report into the fatal car crash that claimed the lives of Georgia Bulldogs football player Devin Willock and staff member Chandler LeCroy shows footage taken outside a strip club early on the morning of January 15. which adds some context to the tragic incident.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution acquired footage showing several Georgia players, along with Bulldogs staff members, leaving Toppers International Showbar at around 2:30 a.m., 15 minutes before the fatal car crash.
The accident also involved Warren McClendon, a teammate of Willock’s, recruiting staff member Tory Bowles and two of the club’s female staff, who were seen leaving with them 30 minutes after the club had closed.
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Video shows players and staff members traveling through an intersection around 2:40 a.m.
Police responded to the crash site at 2:45 am, about 2.5 miles from Toppers. LeCroy was the driver of the black 2021 Ford Expedition, which struck a curb on the passenger side while driving over the speed limit and crashed into two power poles and a parked car.
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Willock was pronounced dead at the scene, while LeCroy died of his injuries at Piedmont Regional Hospital. McClendon and Bowles were also transported to the hospital.
A toxicology report on LeCroy is currently being prepared.
Attorney Roy T. Willey IV, who represents Willock’s family, spoke to reporters outside the Athens-Clarke County Courthouse last week and issued a statement on his behalf.
«As words cannot be found to describe the grief we are experiencing with our loss, the support of all those who have spoken kind words and shared loving memories of Devin has helped us through this time,» the statement began.
«What we’d like everyone to know is that Devin was more than just a football player. He was a trusted friend, a supportive and loving brother, a dedicated student and a wonderful son. Devin’s infectious personality and loving smile it’s something that no one who knew or saw him will ever forget. He was a young man who wasn’t just motivated by soccer. He was driven by his love for others and his desire to fulfill his future.»
This clash came just hours after Georgia celebrated back-to-back national championships following their loss to TCU.
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Head coach Kirby Smart posted two separate photos of Willock and LeCroy last Sunday.
«Missing you already. Thinking of you tonight Devin,» he wrote in a tweet.
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«She left too soon. Chandler, I will always remember you for your good heart,» he added in the other.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.