It was a tragic accident that left a community in mourning. On June 12th, the beloved actor Richard Treat Williams was killed in a motorcycle crash in Vermont. The driver of the car involved in the accident, Ryan Koss, recently came forward with a statement, revealing that he considered Williams a friend and that he is confident that the charges against him are unwarranted.
Koss, the managing creative director of the Dorset Theatre Festival, knew Williams for years as a member of the tight-knit community and a fellow theater member. He expressed his deepest condolences to Williams’ family and friends in his statement, saying, “I am devastated by Mr. Williams’ tragic passing. I considered him a friend.”
The Vermont State Police charged Koss with grossly negligent operation causing death, alleging that his vehicle pulled in front of Williams’ motorcycle. However, Koss maintains that he obeyed all relevant traffic laws and that the charges against him are unwarranted.
Williams was a beloved actor who starred in more than 120 TV and film roles, including the TV series “Everwood” and the movie “Hair.” He was 71 years old and is survived by his wife of 35 years, Pam Van Sant, and their two children.
The actor’s death shook the community, and Koss’ statement has added another layer of complexity to the situation. As the investigation continues, many are left wondering what really happened on that tragic day.
We will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they become available.