Colorado Sen. Williams Not Indicted in Fatal Car Accident Case
The Texas grand jury has declined to indict Colorado Senator Suzanne Williams for the fatal auto accident she was involved in last December.
According to police reports, Williams’ car crossed over the center line of Highway 385 on the day after Christmas, causing a head-on collision with another vehicle that resulted in the death of a pregnant 30-year-old woman, named Brianna Gomez.
Gomez’s baby was delivered in an emergency Cesarian section at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. His mother was pronounced dead shortly after.
If you would like more detailed coverage of this story, take a look at our prior posts:
- Fatal Crash in Texas Involves Colorado Senator
- More on Colorado Senator Williams’ Car Accident
- Colorado Senator Loses Transportation Committee Post After Fatal Accident
- Colorado Senator Williams Makes First Public Appearance Since Fatal Crash
- Colorado Sen. Suzanne Williams’ Case Delayed
- Sen. Williams’ Accident Case To Go Before Texas Grand Jury
Which brings us to today’s decision. Justin Adams, news editor for ABC 7 News, gives us the synopsis:
The case against Williams was presented in Hartley County District Court in Channing, Texas, at 8 a.m. Wednesday by District Attorney David Green. The grand jury decision to not indict Williams will likely end the criminal case against her.
‘All of the facts and circumstances were covered, and the grand jury determined no charges were to be brought,’ Green said.
Williams has declined to take any questions, having issued only one short official statement on the matter. Kirk Mitchell, a reporter for The Denver Post, brings us her official response:
‘I’m sure this has been a horrible experience for the Gomez family, as it has been for mine,’ she said. ‘I’m relieved that the Grand Jury decided not to indict. This was a tragic accident.
‘I would like to thank everyone who gave their support and prayers to the Gomez family and to my family. I will always keep them in my thoughts and prayers.’
On the other hand, Joe Gamm, a writer for the Amarillo Globe News, brings us Eric Gomez’s — the widower — reaction to the verdict:
‘It’s unfortunate, really unfortunate,’ [Eric] Gomez, of Amarillo, said. ‘I could pout, hang my head, stomp my feet. My family is going to re-gather ourselves. I’m not 100 percent sure on what we’re going to do right now. We’re going to put one foot in front of the other.’
At this time, it is uncertain whether the family of Brianna Gomez will file a civil suit against Williams.