Washington Commanders Safety Booked for Manslaughter

Washington Commanders safety Deshazor Everett turned himself in earlier this week to a Virginia jail on an involuntary manslaughter charge after an investigation resulted in findings he was speeding before his sports car slammed into a tree, rolled over and killed the passenger in the vehicle.

The 29-year-old was treated at the scene and at the hospital in late December when the crash took place and his passenger Olivia Peters, who was also 29, died at the hospital later the same day. Such a sad outcome and tough to see someone in the league have to go through such a horrific event then be punished for it. 

The investigation has determined Everett was driving at more than twice the 45MPH limit on Dec.23 and he decided to turn himself in on Tuesday at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. Everett was a special teams captain recently in Washington and has played nearly a decade in the league.

Peters family has launched a foundation in her name ' Olivia S. Peters Pediatric Therapy Foundation' which will focus on her passion of helping people with special needs and underprivileged children. As for Everett, he was released on $10,000 bond and his lawyers are ready to defend their client vigorously against these allegations.

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