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NFL Player Charged With Killing Girlfriend In 90 MPH Crash

Leesburg, VA – A member of the newly-named Washington Commanders was charged with involuntary manslaughter on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend in a more than 90 mph crash in December.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) said in a press release that the fatal crash occurred at about 9:15 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2021 while 29-year-old Deshazor Everett was driving on Gum Spring Road near Ticonderoga Road in Loudoun County.

Everett was following Washington Commanders teammates Jamin Davis and Benjamin St-Juste, whom he and his girlfriend had just gone out with to dinner, ESPN reported.

LCSO said Everett lost control of the 2010 Nissan GT-R and the car left the road, struck several trees, and then flipped over.

A witness who called 911 told the dispatcher that the car was “trapped in the trees,” ESPN reported.

Everett’s girlfriend, 29-year-old Olivia Peters, was riding in the passenger seat when they crashed and was seriously injured.

Peters was transported to a nearby hospital where she later died, according to ESPN.

She worked as a therapist for special needs and underprivileged children, according to the Daily Mail.

Everett was also injured in the crash and spent four days in the hospital after the wreck.

LCSO investigators determined that Everett was driving “over twice the posted 45 mph speed limit just prior to the crash,” ESPN reported.

On Tuesday, authorities announced that Everett had been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with his girlfriend’s death, according to the LCSO press release.

The National Football League (NFL) player turned himself in to Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on Feb. 8, CNN reported.

He was released shortly thereafter on a $10,000 secured bond, the New York Post reported.

The Washington Commanders released a statement that said they were aware of the charges against Everett and were monitoring the situation, CNN reported.

Everett has made $8.05 million in salary during his seven seasons in the NFL.

He has played his entire career Washington, primarily as a backup defensive back and special teams player.

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Tom Gantert

Tom Gantert graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Tom started in the newspaper business in 1983. He has worked at the Jackson Citizen Patriot (Michigan), Lansing State Journal (Michigan), Ann Arbor News (Michigan), Vineland Daily-Journal (Michigan), North Hills News Record (Pennsylvania) and USA Today (Virginia). He is also currently the managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, a daily news site of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Tom is the father of a Michigan State Police trooper.

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