Colorado Senator Williams Makes First Public Appearance Since Fatal Crash
Colorado Senator Suzanne Williams — known for her work supporting seat belt and safety legislation — made her first appearance in public since the tragic auto accident she was involved in on December 26th in Texas.
Nastassia Tamari, reporting for Connect Amarillo, took note of Williams’ statement today regarding the crash:
‘Right now I’m here to just say thank you to all for being here and thank you for all of your prayers and support during the accident in the last couple of weeks,’ said Sen. Williams. However, that’s all she had to say about the collision.
According to Marshall Zelinger, a content producer for ABC 7NEWS, Williams’ Colorado lawyer advised William’s not to speak about the accident while the investigation is still underway.
Zelinger’s goes on to report on the current state of the accident investigation:
7NEWS checked with the Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday. Trooper Gabriel Medrano said the accident reconstruction team and crash investigator met Wednesday. They will give their information to a Texas grand jury to determine if charges should be filed, though the grand jury won’t get all the information until next month.
Lawmakers inside the Capitol told 7NEWS that leadership had recommended to Williams that she resign.
Regardless of whether charges are filed, this horrible car accident has already had an immense impact on Williams’ political career, with an outcry of public and media criticism. And earlier this week, she was passed up for the role of Chairman of the Colorado Transportation Committee. But, of course, that’s no consequence at all compared to Brianna Gomez, who lost her life in the crash that day, and her loved ones who are forced to live with that.
Image by Colorado General Assembly, used under public domain