CHARGES

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stem­ming from traf­fic ac­ci­dents. The team found Wil­liams had ac­tu­ally been the passenger in the ve­hi­cle, ac­cord­ing to Trooper Alan Rhodes.

“ When I ar­rived there Wil­liams was sit­ting in the back of a car with his fam­ily and EMS talk­ing to him,” said Rhodes. “ He was ini­tially ar­rested but all charges against him were dropped yes­ter­day af­ter­noon [ Sept. 22] af­ter the re­con­struc­tion was fin­ished.”

Though Rhodes said Wil­liams had been drink­ing, he also stated it did not mat­ter be­cause he was the passenger and not driv­ing the ve­hi­cle at the time. An au­topsy is be­ing per­formed on Billups which will tell them if al­co­hol or drugs con­trib­uted to the fa­tal ac­ci­dent or not. It will be roughly two months be­fore the re­sults of those tests will be avail­able.

It was also found Wil­liams had been wear­ing his seat­belt at the time of the crash — a fact that likely saved his life, ac­cord­ing to Rhodes.

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