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WFT's Special Teams Standout Hospitalized In Car Wreck

Deshazor Everett was involved in a fatal car wreck Thursday evening

Washington Football Team defensive back Deshazor Everett was the driver in a fatal car accident Thursday night, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia.

The passenger in the car Everett was driving was identified as Olivia S. Peters. Peters, 29, died at a local hospital from injuries suffered in the crash.

According to the release from the Sheriff’s Office, Everett was driving a 2010 Nissan GT-R around 9:15 p.m. when the vehicle “left the right side of the roadway, struck several trees, and rolled over.” Everett was taken to the hospital with "serious but non-life-threatening injuries," as confirmed by Washington's staff. 

According to ESPN, two WFT teammates trailed Everett before the accident. Rookies Jamin Davis and Benjamin St-Juste told police they had gone to dinner prior to the accident. 

Both Davis and St-Juste remained at the crash scene to speak to police. The team released a statement early Friday morning: 

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"We've been made aware of an automobile accident last night involving Deshazor Everett," WFT's statement read. "A passenger in his vehicle lost their life and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends who lost a loved one. 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."

WFT coach Ron Rivera also released a personal statement, telling reporters he was "saddened" by the news of the crash.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the young lady and also go out to Deshazor and his family as well," Rivera wrote. "It's a very difficult situation, and we'll let things go on and let the police and the investigation go through and find out what happened."

Everett, 29, has been a member of the team since 2015 after going undrafted out of Texas A&M. The veteran has recorded 10 total tackles this season and was a prime contributor on special teams.

For his career, Everett has recorded 170 combined tackles, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. He was named Washington's special teams captain in 2020. 

WashingtonSI will continue to have the latest on Everett's health and status with the team moving forward.