Georgia Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Potential First Round Pick Jalen Carter over Fatal Crash of Teammate
WOW, in a quick turn of events. Jalen Carter now has arrest warrants out for him. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Carter has a warrant for reckless driving and racing, both are just misdemeanors in Georgia.
The sad thing is Carter left the scene before police arrived and lied to police about his whereabouts during the crash that left his teammate and a UGA staffer dead.
“As a result of the ongoing investigation into the January 15, 2023 fatal crash that occurred in the 900 block Barnett Shoals Road, the Athens Clarke-Country Police Department has secured arrest warrants for Jalen Carter, 21, for Reckless Driving and Racing,” the statement read.
“The investigation found that Chandler LeCroy, driver of the 2021 Ford Expedition and Jalen Carter, driver of a 201 Jeep Trackhawk, were operating their vehicles in a manner consistent shortly after leaving the downtown Athens area at about 2:30 AM. The evidence demonstrated 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. The toxicology report indicated that LeCroy’s blood alcohol concentration was .197 at the time of the crash. Investigators determined that alcohol impairment, racing, reckless driving and speed were significant contributing factors to the crash.
Devin Willock, whose 21st birthday would’ve been on Tuesday, was pronounced dead at the scene, while Chandler LeCroy later died at the hospital.