Former Georgia Bulldogs star, Jalen Carter, wanted in connection with fatal high-speed crash

Jalen Carter is slated as the potential top overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.

Jalen Carter, a former Georgia Bulldogs star and potential No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, is wanted for arrest in Athens, Georgia, in connection to a high-speed vehicle crash that claimed the life of a teammate and a University of Georgia staffer.

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Carter, a Florida native who turns 22 next month, is wanted for reckless driving and racing in the Jan. 15 crash that killed offensive lineman Devin Willock and 24-year-old recruiting analyst Chandler LeCroy, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department announced on Wednesday, according to Seth Emerson of The Athletic.

A police investigation found that Carter, driving a Jeep Trackhawk, was racing LeCroy, who was driving a Ford Expedition carrying four passengers, including Willock. They were allegedly racing on Barnett Shoals Road in Athens at about 2:30 a.m. ET after leaving the downtown area.

The speeding 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," police said.

LeCroy allegedly had a blood-alcohol concentration of .197, and her vehicle reached 104 mph shortly before crashing.

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Carter was in Indianapolis this week for the annual NFL Scouting Combine. The 2022 unanimous All-American was widely regarded as a probable top-five selection, potentially the first overall. He was a key contributor on the Bulldogs' back-to-back national title teams. For his career, he registered 83 tackles, including 18.5 for loss, six sacks, four passes defensed and two forced fumbles in 35 games.

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