Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter has been charged with reckless driving and racing in conjunction with the crash that killed offensive lineman Devin Willock and a recruiting staff member.
The arrest warrant alleges Carter was racing his 2021 Jeep Trackhawk against the 2021 Ford Expedition driven by the recruiting staffer, 24-year-old Chandler LeCroy, which led to the fatal January wreck.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart talked about the charges Wednesday saying, “The charges announced today are deeply concerning, especially as we are still struggling to cope with the devastating loss of two beloved members of our community.”
According to the arrest warrant, LeCroy and Carter were operating their vehicles “in a manner consistent with racing.”
The warrant says the vehicles switched lanes, drove in the center turn lane, drove in opposite lanes, overtook other motorists and drove at high rates of speed “in an apparent attempt to outdistance each other.”
Police determined LeCroy’s Expedition was traveling at about 104 mph and her blood-alcohol concentration was .197 at the time of the crash.
The legal limit in Georgia is .08.
Willock was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
LeCroy later died from her injuries.
Leading into this investigation, Carter had been projected to be a possible first overall pick.