UGA athletics offers details about rented car in crash that killed 2 from football program

Georgia athletics provided answers Friday surrounding the rented vehicle a UGA football recruiting

 staffer was driving in a single-car crash that killed her and a player earlier this month.

The 2021 Ford Expedition that Georgia staffer Chandler LeCroy was driving was one of several that UGA ,

athletics leased to be used for recruiting activities only, the school said in a statement provided to the Athens Banner-Herald.

“Policies and expectations that were well understood by athletics staff dictated

 that such rental vehicles were to be turned in at the immediate conclusion of recruiting duties,

” the statement said. “Personal use was strictly prohibited. Therefore, the continued use of the leased car by

our staff members after their recruiting duties ended earlier that evening was unauthorized.

The crash occurred about 2:45 a.m. on Sunday Jan. 15 on Barnett Shoals Road in Athens,

 following a parade and stadium celebration that Saturday. Recruits were in town for the festivities.


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