Lyndon Williams, 53, of Kinston, NC, died after a car crash involving a police officer in April 2021.
NC State Highway Patrol reports Williams was crossing the street when he was hit by Kinston police officer Treyston Johnson. Williams was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Highway Patrol says they are still investigating how fast the officer was driving at the time.
Family and friends of Williams want answers as to what exactly happened to cause the accident that left him dead. The family wants to know if the officer stopped right away at the scene of the crash and how fast he was going.
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“To lose a family member is already hard. To lose one like that, it was a tragedy. Someone’s going to be held accountable for that,” members of Williams’ family said.
“That’s the type of person he would help anybody he can. So right now he needs help, somebody please help us,” Williams’ niece said.
The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.