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Drunk driver collides with ambulance transporting UGA crash victim


By Joe Johnson

A drunk driver reportedly collided with an ambulance that was transporting a University of Georgia football player from the scene of a crash that killed other two members of UGA's football program.

The incident occurred on Oconee Street near Thomas Street at about 3:40 a.m. Sunday, after the ambulance had left the scene on Barnett Shoals Road, where an SUV travelled off the roadway and struck telephone poles and trees.

UGA Bulldogs offensive lineman Devin Willock was killed immediately and UGA football recruitment analyst Chandler LeCroy died at the hospital. Two other of the SUV’s occupants were injured.

While en route to the hospital with UGA offensive lineman Warren McClendon, the ambulance was struck by a car, according to a UGA Police Department accident report.

The report does indicates that the ambulance was struck by a Toyota Scion operated by Edwin Garcia-Sanchez, 21, of Braselton. There were no injuries.

According to the report, the driver had alcohol on his breath, and he explained that he had been on his way from a house party to a restaurant when his car rolled into the National EMS ambulance.

Garcia-Sanchez, who consented to a breath test, was arrested for DUI, according to the report.

The report indicated that UGA police officers investigated the collision because Athens-Clarke County police were busy at the scene of the fatal wreck.

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