Georgia football star Jalen Carter is the subject of an arrest warrant in Athens.
On Wednesday, the Athens-Clarke County police announced that an arrest warrant has been issued for Carter in connection to the deadly crash that claimed the lives of Bulldogs offensive lineman Devin Willock, 20, and recruiting analyst Chandler LeCroy, 24.
Racing was determined to be a factor in the crash and Carter, who is one of the top prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft class, will face charges of reckless driving and racing. There is no word on whether he will face additional charges.
The vehicles driven by the 21-year-old Carter and LeCroy reportedly topped 100 mph.
From the Athens-Clarke County Police:
The investigation found that Chandler LeCroy, driver of the 2021 Ford Expedition, and Jalen Carter, driver of a 2021 Jeep Trackhawk, were operating their vehicles in a manner consistent with racing shortly after leaving the downtown Athens area at about 2:30 AM. The evidence demonstrated that both vehicles switched between lanes, drove in the center turn lane, drove in opposite lanes of travel, overtook other motorists, and drove at high rates of speed, in an apparent attempt to outdistance each other. Evidence indicated that shortly before the crash the Expedition was traveling at about 104 miles per hour.
A toxicology report determined LeCroy had a blood alcohol concentration of .197 at the time of the crash which is more than twice the legal limit.
Carter, a projected top five pick and potential No. 1 overall pick in this spring’s draft, is currently in Indianapolis for the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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