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Heel Tough Blog: Two More Tar Heel Football Players Charged in Connection to Deadly Car Accident

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After initial charges for the January 21st car accident that killed 20-year old UNC student Mary Rotunda were filed by Chapel Hill police on Wednesday, WCHL/Chapelboro reported Friday that the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said its Alcohol Law Enforcement officers brought charges against seven people following its initial investigation. Among those charged by the ALE group are two more Tar Heel football players, joining offensive lineman Zach Rice, who faces three charges from the Chapel Hill Police.


Defensive tackle Travis Shaw is charged with underage possession/consumption of alcohol; five counts of aid/abet underage possession/consumption of alcohol; and an outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear in Durham County for possession of marijuana, underage possession of alcoholic beverages and unauthorized possession. Meanwhile, edge rusher Malaki Hamrick is also being charged for underage possession/consumption of alcohol.


Rice, who was in a separate vehicle from the one that Rotunda was in during the single vehicle accident, found out he will be facing misdemeanor charges of driving after consuming under 21 years old, consuming/possessing alcohol under 21 years old and exceeding a posted speed limit on Wednesday. Rice is scheduled to appear in court on March 7th.


Shaw, Rice and Hamrick are all entering their third seasons with the program and were set to compete for significant roles in their position rooms this coming season.

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