A Connecticut state legislator was killed in a car crash just hours after he was sworn into office on Wednesday.
Quentin Williams, 39, a Democrat, was killed after a car driving the wrong way collided with his vehicle.
According to police, Williams’ car was engulfed in flames and the lawmakers was pronounced dead at the scene.
The wrong-way driver was also pronounced dead at the scene.
Williams served two terms and was entering his third term.
ABC News reported:
Connecticut state Rep. Quentin Williams was killed in a car crash after he was struck by a wrong-way driver, hours after he was sworn in for his third term on Wednesday, officials said.
Williams, known as “Q,” was 39 years old. The Democrat had served the residents of his hometown of Middletown in the Connecticut State House since 2019. He was recently appointed to serve as co-chair of the legislature’s labor committee.
Williams was driving on Route 9 in Cromwell early Thursday when a driver traveling the wrong way in the lane struck him head-on shortly before 1 a.m., Connecticut State Police said.
His car became fully engulfed in flames and he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Williams was identified by police as the driver following an autopsy.
The wrong-way driver was also pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver was identified by police as Kimede Mustafaj, 27, of Manchester, Connecticut.