Woman dead and Washington Football Team safety Deshazor Everett seriously injured in car crash tragedy

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  • Deshazor Everett
    Deshazor Everett
    American football player

Washington Football Team safety Deshazor Everett was the driver in a car accident on Thursday in which a female passenger died.

Everett, 29, was hospitalised with "serious but non-life-threatening" injuries after the crash in Loudoun County, Virginia.

His passenger, named by the local sheriff's office as 29-year-old Olivia S Peters of Las Vegas, died in hospital of injuries sustained in the accident.

Everett's Nissan car hit several trees and rolled over. The sheriff's office confirmed to Stats Perform that Everett was the driver.

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

"Deshazor is currently in the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. 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."

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said it was investigating.

It said in a statement: "The driver of a 2010 Nissan GT-R was travelling north on Gum Spring Road near Ticonderoga Road when around 9:15pm the vehicle left the right side of the roadway, struck several trees, and rolled over.

"The passenger, Olivia S Peters, 29, of Las Vegas, Nevada was taken to StoneSprings Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

"The driver was taken to Reston Hospital Center where he is being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation."

Everett has spent his entire seven-year NFL career with Washington, featuring in 89 games and starting 17 of those.

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