Washington Commanders’ Deshazor Everett has been charged with involuntary manslaughter following a fatal car crash.
Everett sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash that happened in December 2021.
Passenger Olivia Peters, however, died of her injuries at the hospital.
An investigation into the crash determined that he was “travelling over twice the posted speed limit”, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
The incident occurred in Las Vegas when the vehicle Everett was driving left the right side of the road way, struck several trees, and rolled over.
“Our team continues to investigate this matter as we intend on vigorously defending Mr. Everett against these allegations,” Kaveh Noorishad, Everett’s attorney, told CNN.
“We continue to ask that judgment be reserved until all facts are fully investigated and litigated in the proper forum. At this time we cannot comment any further due to the pending litigation.”
The Commanders say they are “continuing to monitor the situation” and have no comment at this time.
Everett voluntarily turned himself in to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Centre on Tuesday 8 February.