Soccer star turns himself in after crash that killed teammate and staffer

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A champion college football player was charged with reckless driving and racing on a highway in connection to a crash that killed two others

A champion faculty soccer participant was charged with reckless driving and racing on a freeway in connection to a crash that killed two others (Image: AJ Mast/AP Photos for the NFL)

A nationwide champion faculty soccer participant was booked in jail on Wednesday after a deadly crash killed one among his teammates and a workforce employees member lifeless.

Jalen Carter, a 21-year-old defensive sort out from the present faculty soccer champion College of Georgia Bulldogs, was charged with two misdemeanors for the deadly crash in January – reckless driving and racing on a freeway.

The grotesque crash on January 15 killed two different members of the Georgia soccer program: defensive lineman Devin Willock, 21, and recruiting analyst Chandler LeCroy, 24.

In his arrest warrant, police alleged that Carter was racing in his Jeep Trackhawk in opposition to LeCroy, who was driving one other SUV. Willock was sitting in LeCroy’s passenger seat.

This booking photo released, by the Athens-Clarke County, Ga., Sheriff's Office shows former Georgia football player Jalen Carter after he turned himself into authorities late Wednesday, March 1, 2023, in Athens, Ga. Carter, projected as one of the top players in the NFL draft, turned himself in to Athens police Wednesday night and was released 16 minutes later after posting a combined bond of $4,000 on charges of reckless driving and racing in relation to a fatal crash that killed a teammate and team staffer. (Athens-Clarke County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Jalen Carter is seen in his reserving photograph at Athens-Clarke County Jail (Image: AP)

Investigators decided that LeCroy was driving 104 miles per hour in a automotive rented by the college for her job, 11Alive Information reported.

A toxicology report additionally decided that LeCroy had a blood-alcohol degree of .197 when she crashed – greater than twice the authorized restrict in Georgia.

The crash occurred simply hours the nationwide champion Bulldogs celebrated their victory with a parade in downtown Athens, Georgia.

Carter was booked at Athens-Clarke County Jail round 11.30pm on Wednesday night time. He was launched solely minutes later at 11.49pm after posting his $4,000 bond.

Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter watches as players warm up on the field before the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Jalen Carter is seen on the NFL Scouting Mix in Indianapolis, Indiana (Image: AP)

In a press release posted on Twitter, Carter stated quite a few ‘inaccurate’ reviews circulated after his costs had been introduced.

‘It is my intention to return to Athens to answer the misdemeanor charges against me and to make certain that the complete and accurate truth is presented,’ the defensive sort out stated. ‘There is no question in my mind that when all of the facts are known that I will be fully exonerated of any criminal wrongdoing.’

Carter, seen as one of many prime prospects within the 2023 Nationwide Soccer League Draft, took a break from the NFL Scouting Mix in Indianapolis to face the costs.

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