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UGA Athletic Director Josh Brooks Issues Statement on Deadly Accident

January 24, 2023

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ATHENS - Georgia Bulldogs AD Josh Brooks and UGA issued a statement Tuesday on the tragedy that resulted in the death of Georgia Bulldogs OL Devin Willock and football staffer Chandler LeCroy. 

Willock and LeCroy died in a wreck in the early hours of Sunday, January 15th. The single-vehicle crash happened on Barnett Shoals Road in East Athens. 

“Out of respect for the families involved, we have refrained from making any public statements up to this point regarding the circumstances of the tragic accident that claimed two lives and injured two members of our campus community,” Brooks said in a statment. “However, we want the public to know that the Athletic Department is conducting a thorough review, in coordination with appropriate legal counsel, to fully understand the circumstances surrounding this tragic event. We want to emphasize that these individuals were not engaged in Athletic Department duties around the time of this incident.”

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“Our review is preliminary at this time, and the Athletic Department is fully cooperating with law enforcement officials to determine all the facts surrounding this tragedy,” Brooks said. “Coach Smart and I are also actively reviewing relevant football policies, and at the conclusion of that review, we will take steps to implement any improvements in our policies and procedures that may be needed. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families and friends of all those impacted by this tragic event.”

Since Willock and LeCroy have died UGA has helped promote a GoFundMe page for both. In addition, multiple UGA players and former players have honored the duo since the event.

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