New reports surrounding the fatal car accident that claimed the lives of Georgia Bulldogs football player Devin Willock and staff member Chandler LeCroy show footage taken outside a strip club in the early morning of Jan. 15 that adds some context to the tragic events.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution obtained footage of a number of Georgia players, along with Bulldogs staff, leaving the Toppers International Shoba at around 2:30 a.m., 15 minutes before the fatal car accident.
The crash also involved Willock’s teammate Warren McClendon and recruiting employee Tory Bowles who was seen leaving with them 30 minutes after the club closed.
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Video of players and staff crossing an intersection around 2:40 a.m.
Police were called to the scene of the crash at 2:45 a.m., approximately 2.5 miles from Toppers. LeCroy was the one driving the black 2021 Ford Expedition. The vehicle drove over the speed limit and slammed into the curb on the passenger side, rammed two power poles and a parked vehicle.
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Willock died at the scene and LeCroy died of his injuries in a Piedmont regional hospital. McClendon and Bowles were also taken to hospital.
Toxicity reports for LeCroy are ongoing.
Lawyer representing Willock’s family, Roy T. Willey IV, spoke to reporters outside the Athens-Clark County Courthouse last week and issued a statement on their behalf.
“There are no words to express the grief we are experiencing from the loss, so kind words for Devin and support from everyone who shared loving memories have helped us through this time,” the statement began. .
“What we want to let everyone know is that Devin was more than just a footballer. He was a trusted friend, a supportive and loving brother, a dedicated student and a wonderful son. Devin’s infectious personality and adorable smile are “No one can match him. Anyone who has met or seen him will never forget him. He was a young man who was driven not only by football but also by his love for others and his desire to build his own future.”
The clash came hours after Georgia celebrated back-to-back national championships after defeating TCU.
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Director Kirby Smart posted two photos of Willock and LeCroy late last Sunday.
“I miss you already. I’m thinking of you tonight, Devin.” he wrote in a tweet.
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“It went so fast. Chandler, I will always remember your kind heart.”
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.