ATHENS, Georgia — Lawyers for the family of Devin Willock announced Thursday that they were not pursuing legal action after his death in a car accident last weekend, despite an earlier announcement that they planned to take legal action.
Willock was a passenger in a car driven by University of Georgia staff member Chandler LeCroy when the car lost control early Sunday morning in Athens and crashed. LeCroy and Willock, who sat behind her, were both killed. The sinking 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 it would hold a press conference on Thursday where it would “discuss the legal actions brought 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, family attorneys said Willock’s parents were unable to attend the press conference, but read a statement on their behalf.
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In the accident report released on Tuesday, investigators confirmed that part of the accident was caused by excessive speed.
During the press conference, Willock’s parents will also express their gratitude for the support and prayers they have received.
Candace McCowan of Channel 2 spoke to Devin’s parents, Sharlene and Dave Willock, who said this was the second fatal car accident the family had faced. Devin’s half-brother, Jonathan, was killed in a car accident years ago.
The Willocks are still finalizing funeral plans but plan to have a service in Athens and back in New Jersey.
The press conference will take place at the State Registry and Athens Superior Courts at 2 p.m. Channel 2 Action News will broadcast the press conference live on WSBTV.com and the WSB-TV news app.
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