Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Colorado Senator Suzanne Williams Involved In Car Accident

Many American Indian students have received college scholarships thanks to Senator Williams, who sponsored the bill creating the American Indian Scholars license plate. Heartfelt prayers go out to all involved in this tragic accident.
Hat Tip, AK48.

Statement From Colo. State Sen. Involved In Deadly Crash
Deb Stanley, 7NEWS Producer

POSTED: 10:20 am MST December 28, 2010
UPDATED: 3:16 pm MST December 28, 2010
Statement From Colo. State Sen. Involved In Deadly Crash
The Colorado state senator involved in a deadly crash in Texas issued a statement Tuesday.

"I cannot express the horror, sadness and grief I feel for an accident that will change forever the lives of a young family," said Sen. Suzanne Williams, D-Aurora. "It is a burden I will carry with me for the rest of my life."

Williams was driving a 2010 Honda CRV north on U.S. Highway 385 southwest of Channing, Texas, at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, when her car crossed the center lane and collided with a southbound 2003 GMC Yukon driven by Eric James Gomez of Amarillo, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Brianna Gomez, 30, was sitting in the front passenger seat of the Yukon. She was flown to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, where an emergency Cesarean section was performed. Gomez was pronounced dead after her baby boy was delivered. The infant was in critical condition Monday evening.

Williams, of Aurora, was wearing a seat belt and was treated and released on Monday. Her son, Todd Edward Williams, 41, of Denver, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, the Highway Patrol said. He was listed in serious condition at an Amarillo hospital.

Two grandchildren, Tristan Williams, 3, of Denver and Tyler Williams, 7, of Denver were also not wearing seat belts and were ejected in the crash. Tristan was treated and later released from the hospital. Tyler was in satisfactory condition Tuesday.

Williams’ husband, Ed, said he drove from Denver to Texas on Sunday to be with her.

"She’s doing all right, but our son isn’t," he told the Aurora Sentinel. "Our grandkids are out of the hospital now."

Sen. Williams serves as vice chair of the transportation committee.

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