This is the harrowing tone of 911 calls made after a car accident that resulted in the death of University of Georgia soccer star Devin Willock.
The offensive lineman, who was not wearing a seat belt when the SUV he was a passenger in crashed into a utility pole in Athens, Georgia, died at the scene. The driver, Bulldogs staffer Chandler LeCroy, later died in hospital.
TMZ received frantic 911 audio signals from residents near the crash site, panicking at the “horrific accident” that caused “explosions.”
Pictures of the crash site have surfaced after the SUV drove into a power pole near houses
“There was a terrible accident,” says a man, the first caller on the intercom, to the operator.
“There are arc wires. People lie on the floor of the accident car. We think someone might be dead.
“I think one person made it out of the vehicle, but there’s someone on the ground.”
A resident then dials 911 to notify authorities of the crash, claiming she cannot leave her home because it was blocked by the debris.
Hitting a power pole, transformers flying and sparks causing explosions, others would argue.
“The whole stream keeps exploding out here,” said another man, and the operator explained that all the units were heading toward the site.
UGA OL Devin Willock was not wearing a seat belt when a car driven by Chandler LeCroy lost control and struck multiple objects, police say. Willock was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Georgia native, LeCroy has been in her role with the Bulldogs since May 2021
“There were three different explosions… oh my god, there’s another one. There’s a big power line out here. I mean like big loud explosions.’
Another caller added: “There’s a power line failure. I just saw it explode behind me. There are people underneath, I’m not sure if they’re okay. You may need first responders.”
A caller mistook the exploding transformers for “gunshots” when she called 911.
A police report released Tuesday listed excessive speed on a 40-mph speed limit road as a leading cause of the crash.
The report added that Willock was not wearing a seat belt when the wreck occurred at 2.45am on Sunday in Athens, less than two miles from the university campus.
A few hours earlier, the Bulldogs held a parade through town and a ceremony at Sanford Stadium in honor of their second straight national championship.
Two other people were in the car, including offensive lineman Warren McClendon, who just announced last Saturday that he would be drafted into the NFL.
Like LeCroy, McClendon wore a shoulder and lap belt restraint while seated in the right-hand passenger seat, police said. He sustained only minor injuries, described in the Athens-Clarke County Police Report as a laceration to the forehead.
LeCroy was driving the vehicle, lost control and crashed into utility poles and cars, police say
Last week, Willock and Georgia beat TCU 65-7 for the school’s second straight soccer title
As a redshirt sophomore, Willock played in all 15 games for the Dawgs, including two starts
Another member of the Georgia football team, Victoria Bowles, was hospitalized with serious injuries. She was in the back seat with Willock and was not wearing a seat belt, the report said.
Police investigators said the 2021 Ford Expedition “failed to negotiate a left-hand turn, causing the vehicle to hit the curb with its passenger tire and exit the lane on the west shoulder.”
The SUV struck a Georgia utility pole and another utility pole, cutting them in half before hitting a tree on the rear passenger side quarter panel. This caused the vehicle to spin clockwise before hitting another tree on the driver’s side – where both LeCroy and Willock were seated.
“This caused the vehicle to turn counterclockwise before finally stopping at an apartment building,” the report said, adding that a vehicle parked in front of a unit was also hit by the runaway SUV was approached.
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