UGA football staffer had blood alcohol level twice the legal limit before crash that killed 2


A University of Georgia football recruit staffer who was killed in a crash along with a player was driving 104 mph and had a blood alcohol level that was more than twice the legal limit, according to police.

Chandler LeCroy, 24, and offensive lineman Devin Willock, 20, were both killed when the SUV that LeCroy was driving crashed on Barnett Shoals Road on Jan. 15.

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The crash happened just hours after the Bulldogs celebrated their second consecutive national championship with a parade in downtown Athens. Another football recruiter and player were injured in the crash.

According to a new warrant issued by Athens Clarke-County police, LeCroy was illegally racing star UGA player Jalen Carter when the crash happened. On Wednesday, a warrant was issued for Carter’s arrest on misdemeanor reckless driving and racing charges.


“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,” police said.

The posted speed on the road was 40 mph, but according to new warrants, LeCroy was driving 104 mph.

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Police also released the toxicology report for LeCroy, which determined that her blood alcohol concentration was .197 at the time of the crash.

That is more than two times the legal limit to drive and would have caused gross impairment of motor control, blurred vision and major loss of balance, according to Stanford University.

It is unclear if any blood alcohol testing was performed for Carter.

According to UGA officials, the SUV LeCroy was driving was leased by the athletic department and was supposed to only be used for recruiting activities.

“Policies and expectations that were well understood by athletics staff dictated that such rental vehicles were to be turned in at the immediate conclusion of recruiting duties,” school officials said in their statement Friday. “Personal use was strictly prohibited. Therefore, the continued use of the leased car by our staff members after their recruiting duties ended earlier that evening was unauthorized.”

WIllock’s family announced last month that they did not plan to take legal actions against the University of Georgia.