Washington Commanders safety Deshazor Everett was charged on Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal car crash that left a woman dead.

Everett, 29, sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries from the crash that happened on Dec. 23 in Loudoun County in Virginia. His co-passenger and girlfriend, Olivia Peters, 29, sustained fatal injuries that required hospitalization. But, she unfortunately died at the hospital.

Based on an investigation by the police, it was determined that Everett was traveling over twice the posted speed limit, with more than 90 mph in a 45 mph zone, prior to the crash. He was driving a 2010 Nissan GT-R when the vehicle left the road, slamming into several trees before rolling over.

Everett, who was kept off the field for the final three games of the 2021 season, resides in Ashburn. He turned himself in to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center Tuesday afternoon. Kaveh Noorishad, Everett's attorney, told CNN in a statement that his client "voluntarily appeared earlier today at the Loudoun County Magistrate's Office where he was served with a warrant for involuntary manslaughter" in connection to his girlfriend's death. He was released on a $10,000 bond shortly afterward.

"Our team continues to investigate this matter as we intend on vigorously defending Mr. Everett against these allegations," Noorishad added. "We continue to ask that judgment be reserved until all facts are fully investigated and litigated in the proper forum. At this time we cannot comment any further due to the pending litigation."

Meanwhile, the Washington Commanders released a statement to CNN stating that they "were aware of these charges and are continuing to monitor the situation." The team statement read, "We will have no further comment at this time."

Before signing with the Commanders as a free agent in 2015, he had been with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Everett also played football at Texas A&M University. Everett has played a total of seven years in the NFL, all of them with Washington Commanders. He has seen most of his playing time on special teams, though he has also played at safety when pressed into duty.

Deshazor Everett
Deshazor Everett #22 of the Washington Football Team in action during mandatory minicamp at Inova Sports Performance Center on June 10, 2021 in Ashburn, Virginia. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

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