Loved ones, team gather to celebrate the life of UGA football player killed in car crash

The Georgia Bulldogs will come collectively and celebrate the life and mourn the demise of Devin Willock, the UGA football offensive lineman killed in a car crash final weekend.

This time final week, the team was gearing up for a parade by means of the metropolis celebrating their large win over TCU. Now they are going to gather as soon as once more to say goodbye to their teammate and buddy.

A personal service for household and members of the UGA football team will likely be held Saturday in Athens.

The household will maintain a public celebration of life service on Jan. 27 beginning at 9 am at the Community Baptist Church in Englewood, New Jersey.

A GoFundMe account has been arrange for his household.

Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Devin Willock (77) appears to be like on throughout a school football recreation between the Auburn Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs on October 8, 2022 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA. (Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty I

Willock was one of 4 individuals in an SUV that crashed simply earlier than 3 am Sunday, hours after a day-long celebration of back-to-back nationwide championships by the Georgia Bulldogs.


According to the crash report launched Tuesday, Willock was sitting behind the driver’s seat of the black 2021 Ford Expedition when it left the roadway alongside Barnett Shoals Road a brief distance earlier than Stroud Road.

The report states Willock was not carrying his seat belt and was thrown from the SUV after the car violently tore by means of two energy poles and the again finish struck a tree. He died at the scene.

The driver, 24-year-old UGA recruiting employees Chandler LeCroy, was trapped in the car. She could be rushed to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center the place she was pronounced lifeless. Wednesday, she was laid to relaxation in her hometown of Toccoa.

A UGA football player and recruiting specialist have been killed and two others injured in a violent crash alongside Barnett Shoals Road in Athens throughout the early morning hours of Jan. 15, 2023. (Fox 5)


The report cites extreme rushing as a contributing issue in the deadly crash.

Speaking at a press convention Thursday, an legal professional for Willock’s mother and father requested for “time and area” to correctly course of their grief.

“As there aren’t any phrases that may be discovered to describe the grief we’re experiencing with our loss, the assist of all of those that have shared type phrases and loving reminiscences of Devin has helped us throughout this time,” Roy Willey IV mentioned, studying an announcement from the household. “What we wish everybody to know is that Devin was greater than only a football player. He was a trusted buddy, a supportive and loving brother, a devoted pupil and an exquisite son.”

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