Jalen Carter charged in crash that claimed the lives of Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy

Athens-Clarke County Police charge Jalen Carter with reckless driving and racing in the crash that killed Bulldog lineman Devin Willock and UGA recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy. Police have also released toxicology results on LeCroy, who was driving the SUV that wrecked on Barnett Shoals road on the morning of January 15, saying the Toccoa native was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Police say her vehicle and the one driven by Carter topped speeds of 100 miles per hour before the crash.

From the ACCPD...

As a result of the ongoing investigation into the January 15, 2023, fatal crash that occurred in the 900 block of Barnett Shoals Road, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department has secured arrest warrants for Jalen Carter, 21, for Reckless Driving and Racing.

The investigation found that Chandler LeCroy, driver of the 2021 Ford Expedition, and Jalen Carter, driver of a 2021 Jeep Trackhawk, were operating their vehicles in a manner consistent with racing shortly after leaving the downtown Athens area at about 2:30 AM. 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. Evidence indicated that shortly before the crash the Expedition was traveling at about 104 miles per hour.

The toxicology report indicated that LeCroy’s blood alcohol concentration was .197 at the time of the crash. Investigators determined that alcohol impairment, racing, reckless driving, and speed were significant contributing factors to the crash.

The case will be given to the Solicitor General’s Office

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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