Devin Wilcox and two other people were killed in a January car crash that happened while the players were celebrating their national championship. Now, his father filed a $40 million lawsuit against the school and two other entities, alleging that they were vicariously liable for the wreck.
Police said that a school recruiting assistant was racing against another SUV driven by another player late at night after the team celebrated their national championship win. They said she was driving at 104 mph and had a blood alcohol concentration of .197, more than twice the state’s legal limit. Two other students were seriously injured in the wreck.
“(The driver) was reckless, negligent, negligent per se, willful, wanton and consciously indifferent to consequences in her operation of that vehicle while her judgment was substantially impaired by alcohol,” the lawsuit states, noting that the vehicle she was driving, a Ford Expedition, was leased by the athletic department and assigned to her for work-related activities.