Father of Georgia Football Player Killed In Car Crash Sues University For $2 Million

Devin Willock who was killed in a car crash following a parade celebrating the Georgia Bulldogs second straight national championship.

Dave Willock, the father of Devin Willock who was tragically killed in a car crash following a parade celebrating the Georgia Bulldogs second straight national championship, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against University System of Georgia seeking $2 million in damages, Yahoo Sports reported.

On April 11, attorneys representing Dave Willock sent a legal notice to the board of regents notifying them of the pending lawsuit. According to Georgia's law, state agencies can only be sued for a maximum of $2 Million.

Per the police report, UGA football recruiting analyst Chandler LeCroy's was driving with Willock in the back seat at a speed of 104 mph when her 2021 Ford Expedition veered off the road and hit collided with several trees and power poles while allegedly racing then-Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter At the time of the fatal accident, LeCroy’s blood alcohol concentration was .197, which is about 2½ times the legal limit in Georgia. Reportedly, Devin Willock was not wearing a seatbelt while seated behind LeCroy in the backseat.

Willock's legal team alleges that LeCroy's driving record, which includes four speeding tickets in six years, was known by officials from the university.

"To be clear, UGA and [University of Georgia Athletic Association] agents and employees negligently entrusted a vehicle to LeCroy," the attorneys wrote in the legal notice. "Likewise, UGA and UGAAA agents and employees negligently hired, supervised, trained, and retained LeCroy."

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Carter, a top NFL prospect, reportedly received 12 months probation, a $1,000 fine, and must perform 80 hours of community service and finish a driving course for his role in the fatal accident. He will not serve any time in jail.

Greg Trevor, a spokesperson for the University, denied the allegations of the suit that LeCroy was supplied alcohol by the UGA athletics department at championship celebration events.

"While we continue to grieve for the Willock family, the demand letter from an attorney for Devin's father is full of inaccuracies," Trevor’s statement read."[Willock's attorney] has not provided the university with any sources or evidentiary bases to support these reckless claims. As we have made clear, personal use of vehicles rented for recruiting activities was strictly prohibited. Ms. LeCroy was not engaged in athletic department duties around the time of the accident, and her personal use of the car after her recruiting duties ended earlier that evening was therefore unauthorized."

In addition to the university, Dave Willock will reportedly file lawsuits against the University of Georgia Athletic Association, its employees, and LeCroy's estate individually and separately.

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