Treat Williams' official cause of death revealed: other driver charged in tragic accident

Treat Williams’ official cause of death revealed: other driver charged in tragic accident

Fans were shocked by the tragic and unexpected passing of actor Treat Williams, who died in June at the age of 71.

Now, a new report is shedding light on the Everwood star’s passing, revealing his official cause of death and legal action against the person allegedly responsible.

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Treat Williams – cause of death revealed

On June 12, Williams was involved in a motorcycle crash in Dorset, Vermont. According to state police reports, a Honda turned into the path of Williams’ motorcycle and the actor was unable to avoid a collision.

Williams was thrown off his motorcycle, sustaining severe injuries. He was airlifted to Albany Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

“Treat was full of love for his family, for his life and for his craft, and was truly at the top of his game in all of it,” Williams’ family said in a statement at the time. “It is all so shocking right now, but please know that Treat was dearly and deeply loved and respected by his family and everyone who knew him.”

Two months after his tragic death, the Bennington County State’s Attorney completed its review of the crash, officially determining that Williams “died of severe trauma and blood loss as a result of the crash.”

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The prosecutor’s office also requested that the Vermont State Police issue a citation on a charge of “grossly negligent operation with death resulting” to Ryan Koss, the 35-year-old driver of the vehicle that struck Williams.

The statement also says that Koss voluntarily met with troopers, where he was processed on the charge and released. He is due to appear in court for arraignment on September 25.

Treat Williams – career

Treat Williams was a prolific actor with over 120 acting credits across a 50-year career. He got his first break in the 1970s, playing Danny Zuko in the original Broadway run of Grease, and starring in the film adaptation of Hair, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.

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Williams worked with many of Hollywood’s top directors: his resume included Steven Spielberg’s 1941, Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America and Sidney Lumet’s Prince of the City. He received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for playing Stanley Kowalski in the 1984 TV adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, opposite Ann-Margret.

To many fans, he is best known for playing the lead role of Dr. Andy Brown on the WB series Everwood, which ran for four seasons from 2002 to 2006. Williams received two Screen Actors Guild award nominations for the series.

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In recent years Williams had recurring roles on White Collar, Chicago Fire and Blue Bloods. Just before his death, he completed filming the second season of the FX anthology series Feud.

“He was an actor’s actor. Filmmakers loved him. He’s been the heart of the Hollywood since the late 1970s,” Williams’ agent Barry McPherson told People shortly after Williams’ death. “He was really proud of his performance this year. He’s been so happy with the work that I got him. He’s had a balanced career.”

Rest in peace, Treat Williams — a tragic end for a talented and hard-working actor.

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