Family of UGA player killed in crash, attorneys discuss investigation and legal action – WSB-TV 2

ATHENS, GA — Attorneys for Devin Willock’s family announced Thursday that they will not file a lawsuit following his death in a car accident last weekend, despite an earlier announcement that they intended to take legal action.

Willock was a passenger of a car driven by University of Georgia employee Chandler Lecroy when the car lost control early Sunday morning in Athens and crashed. LeCroy and Willock, who was sitting behind it, were both killed. The wreck came just hours after the Bulldogs celebrated their second consecutive national championship with a parade.

Earlier this week, the family’s law firm, Go Big Injury Law, said they would hold a press conference Thursday where they would “discuss legal actions being taken on behalf of the Willock family” and that “the family will express their gratitude for the tremendous outpouring of support and prayers.” that they received.”

The press release did not specify what legal action the family was considering.

On Thursday, attorneys for the family said Willock’s parents were unable to be present at the news conference, but they did read a statement on their behalf.

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In the incident report released on Tuesday, Investigators confirmed that the cause of the crash was partly due to excessive speed.

During the press conference, Willock’s parents will also express their gratitude for the support and prayers they have received.

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Candice McCowan on Channel Two I spoke with Devin’s parents, Charlene and Dave Willock, Who said this is the second fatal car accident the family has to deal with. Devin’s half-brother, Jonathan, was killed in a car accident years ago.

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The Willocks family is still finalizing plans for the funeral but plans to hold a service in Athens and return to New Jersey.

The press conference will take place at the Secretary of State and Supreme Courts in Athens at 2 pm Channel 2 Action News Live stream of the press conference on WSBTV.com and the WSB-TV breaking news app.

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