Washington’s Deshazor Everett injured in car crash, passenger in his car died

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Washington Football Team safety Deshazor Everett was injured in a car crash and a passenger in his car died, the team announced this morning.

“We’ve been made aware of an automobile accident last night involving Deshazor Everett,” the team said in a statement. “A passenger in his vehicle lost their life and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends who lost a loved one. Deshazor is currently in the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. Our team has alerted the league office and is working with local authorities as we continue to gather more information. We will have no further comment at this time.”

According to the Washington Post, Everett was driving a 2010 Nissan GT-R in Loudoun County when his vehicle hit several trees and rolled over. The deceased passenger has been identified as 29-year-old Olivia Peters of Las Vegas. An investigation is ongoing.

Everett has played in all 14 games this season and is Washington’s special teams captain.

11 responses to “Washington’s Deshazor Everett injured in car crash, passenger in his car died

  1. I didn’t even want to click on this article. My heart sinks everytime I read these things. I can’t help but to automatically think that there was some kind of foul play involved here and I just wish we could make better decisions. Not rushing to judgement, but we’ve been hit with these types of headlines far too often. RIP Olivia Peters and hope you’re OK, Deshazor.

  2. There’s no mention of speeding or any sort of impairment so it sounds like a tragic accident. I agree with another poster. We are seeing too many stories like this. Life is precious.

  3. Awful news. My heart goes out to Olivia’s family. Terrible to lose a loved on at any time, but especially at this time of the year.

  4. To people who know the area, Gum Spring Road is a really winding narrow road. It is not a road to take at excessive speed, that is for sure. Hopefully folks can take it slow during the holidays and recognize that excessive speed can be as deadly as consuming alcohol. That said, my my heart goes out to all impacted by this horrible tragedy just before Christmas — first and foremost to Ms. Peters and her family.

  5. NFL crime is OUT OF CONTROL. Just this season alone we’ve had Ruggs, Zac Stacy, and Everett.

    So strange how the NHL doesn’t have these problems. Anyone know why?

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