Former UGA footballer Jalen Carter sentenced to probation after crash that killed teammate and team worker, says his lawyer

(CNN) Former University of Georgia soccer player Jalen Carter was sentenced to probation on Thursday for his role in the crash that killed his teammate and a team aide, his attorney told CNN.

The crash happened hours after the Bulldogs’ national championship win.

According to his attorney, Kim Stephens, Carter filed a plea on Thursday against allegations of racing and reckless driving.

Carter was subsequently sentenced to 12 months of probation, a $1,000 fine and 50 hours of community service and completion of a state-approved defensive driving course, the attorney said.

“Mr. Carter is happy and relieved to have put this case behind him so he can now do what he needs to do for the NFL draft,” the attorney said.

“He continues to mourn the loss of his friends,” added Stephens.

Devin Willock, left, and Chandler LeCroy were killed in the crash.

Carter is projected as a top pick in the NFL draft next month.

CNN has contacted the Athens law firm for comment.

Carter’s teammate Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy, an employee of the football team, were killed in the January 15 crash, which occurred hours after the team participated in a parade across campus to celebrate its second consecutive national title.

Carter turned himself in to the Athens-Clarke County Jail earlier this month on charges of reckless driving and racing.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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