ATHENS, Georgia — Lawyers for Devin Willock’s family announced Thursday that they are not taking legal action following his death in a car accident last weekend, despite an earlier announcement that they did plan to take legal action.
Willock was a passenger in a car driven by Chandler LeCroy, a University of Georgia employee, when the car lost control and crashed early Sunday morning in Athens. LeCroy and Willock, who was behind her, were both killed. The wreckage 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 on Thursday where they would “discuss the legal action being taken on behalf of the Willock family” and that the “family will express their gratitude for the tremendous outpouring of support and prayers they have received.”
The press release did not specify what legal action the family is considering.
On Thursday, the family’s lawyers said Willock’s parents could not attend the press conference but read a statement on their behalf.
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In the crash report released Tuesday, investigators confirm that the crash was partly caused by excessive speed.
During the press conference, Willock’s parents will also express their gratitude for the support and prayers they have received.
Channel 2’s Candace McCowan spoke to Devin’s parents, Sharlene and Dave Willock, who said this is the family’s second fatal car accident. Devin’s half-brother, Jonathan, was killed in a car accident years ago.
The Willocks are still finalizing funeral plans, but plan to hold a service in Athens and back in New Jersey.
The press conference will take place at The Clerk of State and Superior Courts in Athens at 2 p.m Channel 2 Action news will stream the press conference live on WSBTV.com and the WSB-TV breaking news app.
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