Authorities: Everett of Washington was a driver in fatal crash
DULLES, Va. (AP) – A passenger in a car driven by Washington soccer team security Deshazor Everett was killed when the vehicle struck several trees and overturned, authorities said.
The passenger – Olivia S. Peters, 29, of Las Vegas – died in a hospital after Thursday night’s crash on a highway near Aldie, Va., According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Everett, 29, of Brambleton, Va., Was being treated at a hospital for serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to a team statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have been touched by this tragedy,” the team statement read. “Our team have alerted the league office and are working with local authorities as we continue to gather more information.”
The cause of the crash was still under investigation on Friday. No charges were immediately filed, said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kraig Troxell.
Everett, the 2018 special teams captain, is in his seventh season for Washington. He has two career interceptions. He has played 14 games this year, making five solo tackles and assisting five others.
“The only thing I want to say is that I was very saddened to hear the news,” Washington coach Ron Rivera said Friday. “My thoughts and prayers are with the young woman’s family as well as Deshazor and her family. It’s a very difficult situation and we’re going to let it go on and let the police and the investigation unfold and find out what happened.
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