Driver pleads not responsible in Vermont crash that killed actor Deal with Williams

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Ryan Koss, 35, could possibly be sentenced to as much as 15 years in jail if he is convicted of gross negligent operation with dying ensuing.

Actor Treat Williams attends the world premiere of "Second Act" in New York on Dec. 12, 2018.
Actor Deal with Williams attends the world premiere of “Second Act” in New York on Dec. 12, 2018. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont driver on Monday pleaded not responsible to a cost within the June crash that killed actor Deal with Williams.

Ryan Koss, 35, could possibly be sentenced to as much as 15 years in jail if he’s convicted of gross negligent operation with dying ensuing.

Ryan Koss stands during his arraignment.
Ryan Koss stands throughout his arraignment in Bennington County Superior Court docket, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, in Bennington, Vt. – Michael Albans/Bennington Banner through AP

An investigation of the June 12 crash in Dorset concluded a car pulled in entrance of Williams, who was using a bike and was unable to keep away from a collision, Vermont State Police mentioned.

Koss was turning left right into a parking zone in an Honda SUV when he collided with Williams’ oncoming motorbike, police mentioned. Williams, 71, of Manchester Middle, was pronounced useless at Albany Medical Middle in New York.

Richard Deal with Williams’ practically 50-year profession included starring roles within the TV collection “Everwood” and the film “Hair.” He appeared in additional than 120 TV and movie roles, together with the films “The Eagle Has Landed,” “Prince of the Metropolis” and “As soon as Upon a Time in America.”

Koss, the managing inventive director of the Dorset Theatre Competition in Vermont, mentioned he knew Williams for years as a member of the tight-knit neighborhood, in addition to a fellow theater member and thought of him a pal. He issued an announcement in August saying he was devastated by Williams’ dying and provided his “sincerest condolences” to Williams’ household, however he denied wrongdoing and mentioned fees weren’t warranted.


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