The University of Georgia is mourning the loss of a member of its championship football team just a day after attending a victory parade.
Offensive lineman Devin Willock, 20, and recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy, 24, died early Sunday morning in a car crash.
Police responded to a report of a crashed 2021 Ford Expedition in Athens at around 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning.
Willock was a passenger in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene. LeCroy, who was the driver, was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.
According to sources from ESPN, junior offensive lineman Warren McClendon, 21, and a 26-year-old woman were seriously injured in the accident. Both are hospitalized in stable condition. Just a day earlier, McClendon declared for the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Bulldogs beat TCU 65-7 on Jan. 9 for the school’s second football title in a row.
Willock played in the national title game and celebrated with teammates and coaches at the parade on Saturday.
LeCroy worked in the school’s athletic department for four years – starting as a sports marketing promotions intern before being promoted to football recruiting analyst in May 2021.
She was a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Mary Frances Early College of Education. She earned her Bachelors of Education degree in Sports Management in 2020 and her Masters degree in Sports Management and Policy in 2021.