After Washington Football Team reserve defensive back Deshazor Everett was involved in a fatal accident Thursday night in Virginia, coach Ron rivera said he was “saddened” according to John Keim of ESPN. A report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch said Everett was the driver of a car crash that resulted in the death of a passenger, Olivia Peters. Everett is being treated for “serious but not life threatening injuries” at a local hospital.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the young woman’s family as well as Deshazor and her family,” Rivera said via Keim. “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.”
The crash happened at 9:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, according to the Times-Dispatch. Everett was driving a 2010 Nissan GT-R when the vehicle rolled off the road and struck several trees. No other information about the crash was available, according to the report. Washington released a statement on Friday confirming that they were aware of the incident involving Everett and that the league had been made aware of the incident.
“We were informed last night of a car accident involving Deshazor Everett“The statement read.” A passenger in the vehicle was killed and we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends who have lost a loved one. Deshazor is currently in hospital with serious but non-threatening injuries. Our team have alerted the league office and are working with local authorities as we continue to gather information. We have no further comments at this time. “
Everett has been with Washington since the 2015 season. He was first signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the offseason as an undrafted free agent before being picked up by Washington. He was first promoted to the active roster in October and has remained with the franchise ever since. He had 170 tackles, 11 interceptions, two interceptions and two forced fumbles for his career.
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Everett played college football at Texas A&M before turning pro. The DeRidder (La.) High School product joined the Aggies as a three-star prospect in the 2011 recruiting cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite Player Rankings. He was the No. 82 cornerback prospect nationally during that round and was Louisiana’s No. 37 overall prospect regardless of his position.
Dean Straka contributed to this report.