A Texas grand jury rejected the felony charges, however, and Williams was cited instead for three misdemeanor traffic violations. Williams’s attorney told the Post that the grand jury rightly declined to press felony charges.
The Texas trooper who investigated the accident reported that Williams “may have been fatigued while driving” and may have been distracted because she was listening to her son read a book to his children.
Gomez, who was 30, was a passenger in the car driven by her husband, Eric Gomez, when it was struck near the Texas panhandle town of Channing by a vehicle driven by Williams, then 65, of Aurora, Colo. Texas police reported that Williams’ Honda CR-V crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with Gomez’s GMC Yukon.
Gomez was seven months pregnant at the time of the accident. Her son was delivered by emergency C-section and survived.
In addition to recommending criminal charges against Williams, the Texas trooper report alleged that Williams tampered with evidence after the accident by moving the accident victims and by lying to investigators.