Sheriff L.E. “Bummy” Williams of the Taylor County Sheriff Department in Florida sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff Scott Williams.
— NLEOMF (@NLEOMF) November 1, 2016
Deputy Williams, 46, sustained critical injuries in a vehicle crash when his patrol vehicle struck the rear of a 2000 Western Star logging semi truck that was traveling northbound in front of him.
Following the impact, Deputy Williams’ patrol vehicle traveled through the median and two southbound lanes of traffic before coming to a stop on the right shoulder of the opposing travel lanes. Due to the lack of control of the patrol vehicle, it is suspected that Deputy Williams may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the collision.
One report indicated that the driver of the semi truck continued driving down the roadway away from the crash scene. Preliminary information indicates that there was no evidence that the semi truck came to an abrupt stop, but still, the cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol and their crash reconstruction team.
Deputy Williams was transported to Doctor’s Memorial Hospital in Perry where he died of his injuries a short time after the crash. Deputy William’s body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Tallahassee for an autopsy later in the day.
EOW 10/31/16 Taylor County Florida Deputy Sheriff Scott Williams was killed when a logging truck hit his cruiser today. Rest In Peace.Salute pic.twitter.com/O9nVhff8ID
— Ava- I love my USA! (@WEdwarda) October 31, 2016
Deputy Williams served the Taylor County Sheriff Department for a little over one year. He had previously served at the Brookville Police Department for several years. He is survived by his wife and children.
Deputy Sheriff Scott Williams-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Monday, October 31, 2016.
Graphic done by Rose Borisow GraFX
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