Washington Commanders safety Deshazor Everett charged with manslaughter in fatal Christmas crash
Washington Commanders safety Deshazor Everett has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal accident that killed his girlfriend just before Christmas.
On December 23, 29-year-old Everett reportedly lost control of his 2010 Nissan GT-R on Gum Spring Road near the intersection of Ticonderoga Road. The vehicle slammed into a group of trees and overturned, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
WASHINGTON’S DESHAZOR EVERETT INVOLVED IN FATAL SINGLE-CAR ACCIDENT
Olivia S. Peters, 29, died of her injuries at StoneSprings Hospital, authorities said.
Everett, an Ashburn resident, is charged with driving over 90 mph in a 45 mph zone, investigators said. He also suffered serious injuries in the accident, but they were not considered life-threatening, a spokesman for the commanders said on Christmas Eve.
The team did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital on Tuesday.
Everett has spent the past six seasons in Washington after joining the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Tampa Bay in 2015. He played 89 games for the team and recorded two interceptions, two forced fumbles and 170 tackles. He has played 14 games in 2021.
He was held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center before his attorney said he was released on bail.
In a statement, his attorney Kaveh Noorishad said Everett voluntarily arrived at the county magistrate’s office to receive a warrant in the case.
“Our team continues to investigate this matter as we intend to vigorously defend Mr. Everett against these allegations,” he said.
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Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.