Washington Commanders players named in wrongful death suit

Washington Commanders defensive back Benjamin St-Juste and linebacker Jamin Davis have recently been named in a wrongful death suit filed by Kathleen Peters, the mother of Olivia Peters, who tragically lost her life in a car accident in December 2021. The incident occurred while Olivia was riding in the vehicle of Deshazor Everett, a former player for the Commanders and her boyfriend at the time.

According to the lawsuit, Kathleen Peters alleges that Everett, St-Juste, and Davis engaged in street racing, which ultimately led to Olivia’s death. The suit claims that the three players conspired and planned to participate in unlawful and criminal behavior, with Everett’s speeding and reckless driving being identified as the direct cause of the fatal accident.

The crash resulted in Olivia being trapped inside the vehicle and eventually succumbing to internal bleeding. Everett, on the other hand, was ejected from the car and suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The lawsuit further alleges that the group had planned to showcase their cars and engage in racing on public roads. They were said to have driven at excessive speeds, disregarded traffic regulations by changing lanes without signaling, crossing over double yellow lines, and even driving in the opposite lane of traffic. It is also claimed that they raced each other on multiple occasions.

In a disturbing revelation, it was discovered that Everett had a GoPro camera attached to his car, which recorded the events leading up to the accident. Additionally, his vehicle was equipped with nitrous oxide, racing tires, and a roll cage, all of which are illegal in Virginia.

The lawsuit also highlights that the players exchanged text messages and had conversations discussing their racing activities. These interactions serve as evidence of their involvement in the dangerous and illegal behavior.

As of now, the Washington Commanders, the NFL, and the attorneys representing St-Juste, Davis, and Everett have all chosen not to comment on the ongoing lawsuit.

This unfortunate incident involving the Commanders players is not the first instance of reckless driving associated with Jamin Davis. Prior to the accident, Davis had already faced charges of reckless driving for exceeding the speed limit. In fact, just three months after the crash, he was charged again for driving his McLaren at an alarming speed of 114 mph in a 45-mph zone. Davis was convicted and sentenced to 30 days in jail, although he has appealed the charge and awaits another hearing on March 4.

The wrongful death suit filed by Kathleen Peters sheds light on the dangerous consequences of street racing and the devastating impact it can have on innocent lives. It serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible driving and the need to prioritize safety on the roads. The outcome of this lawsuit will undoubtedly have significant implications for all parties involved, including the Commanders players and their future in the NFL.

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