State Rep. Williams was over legal limit, had THC in system in deadly Route 9 crash

Published: May. 9, 2023 at 6:19 PM EDT|Updated: May. 11, 2023 at 2:24 PM EDT
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(WFSB) - A report on the death of State Representative Quentin “Q” Williams indicates he was drunk when he died in a head-on crash.

Williams was hit by another car that was driving the wrong way on Route 9 in January. He was returning from the governor’s inauguration celebrations at the time of the crash.

State police report on death of Q Williams
State police report on death of Q Williams(WFSB)

The wrong way driver, who police identified as Kimede Mustafaj, also died. She had drugs and alcohol in her system.

Mustafaj caused the crash, authorities said.

In the report, Sen. Matt Lesser said he spoke with Williams multiple times that night. He said at no point did Williams act strange or out of character.

The toxicology report for Mustafaj shows she also had THC in her system.

The toxicology report for Williams also shows THC in his system. He also had Amphetamine in his system, which could be Vyvanse. Williams’ wife told state police he took Vyvanse every morning for ADHD.

Williams was driving 85.8 mph at the time of the crash, the report shows. Mustafaj was driving 56.8 mph.

You can find the full 311-page report below:

In a statement, Speaker of the House Matt Ritter said: “I was notified by the commissioner of public safety that the report on Q Williams’ death would be coming out and that it would indicate that Rep. Williams was over the legal limit. It goes without saying everybody should follow the law -- but in no way does it diminish the way we feel about Q, or his legacy.”

Toxicology report released on crash that killed Rep. Williams