A driver has been charged for the tragic motorbike accident that killed Deal with Williams.
The Vermont State Police revealed on Tuesday, August 1, that Ryan Koss has been charged with grossly negligent operation with loss of life ensuing after the June 12 crash. In response to the VSP, Koss was driving a Honda Component SUV that was the trail of Williams’ motorbike.
“Mr. Williams suffered crucial accidents within the crash and subsequently was pronounced lifeless at Albany Medical Middle in Albany, New York,” a Tuesday information launch reads. “The Medical Examiner’s Workplace in New York decided that Mr. Williams died of extreme trauma and blood loss because of the crash.” He was 71.
Following the conclusion of its investigation, the Bennington County State’s Legal professional’s Workplace requested that they challenge the cost to Koss.
Koss, for his half, “voluntarily met with troopers on the Shaftsbury Barracks, the place he was processed on the cost and launched,” per the information launch. He’s scheduled to look for arraignment at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, September 25, within the Prison Division of Vermont Superior Courtroom in Bennington, Vermont.
Williams’ rep, Barry McPherson, confirmed the Everwood star’s loss of life on June 12, telling Us Weekly in an announcement, “He was killed this afternoon. He was making a left or a proper [and] a automobile lower him off.”
He continued: “I’m simply devastated. He was the nicest man. He was so proficient. He was an actor’s actor. Filmmakers beloved him. He’s been the guts of Hollywood for the reason that late Nineteen Seventies. He was actually happy with his efficiency this yr. He’s been so proud of the work that I acquired him. He’s had a balanced profession.
Following his passing, Williams’ household and buddies honored his reminiscence with an intimate funeral on June 19. The service was held in Vermont, which is the place Williams and his spouse, Pam Van Sant, resided. The couple, who have been married for 35 years, shared son Gill Williams, 31, and daughter Elinor “Ellie” Williams, 25.
Whereas Williams had an illustrious movie profession earlier than his loss of life, he was most well-known for his portrayal of Dr. Andy Brown on The WB’s Everwood from 2002 to 2006, a efficiency that earned him a SAG Award nomination for excellent efficiency by a male actor in a drama sequence. He later starred as Mick O’Brien on Hallmark Channel’s Chesapeake Shores, a household drama based mostly on the novel by Sherryl Woods of the identical title. He remained on the present till its sixth and closing season.
“I simply really feel like Deal with was a person who simply actually beloved life and lived life to the fullest,” Williams’ Chesapeake Shores costar Stephen Huszar solely advised Us final month. “And he was doing one thing he beloved when he went out. All of us simply preserve him very near our hearts. It’s truly introduced us again collectively.”
Hallmark additionally paid tribute to Williams, who additionally starred in a number of of the community’s initiatives through the years together with 2020’s The Christmas Home and its subsequent sequel.
We’re heartbroken over the passing of beloved Deal with Williams, star of Chesapeake Shores, The Christmas Home and a lot extra,” the community wrote by way of Instagram on the time. “We’ll perpetually cherish him in our hearts, and prolong our condolences to Deal with’s household, buddies, and family members.”