Court Docs: Dump Truck Driver Snorted Heroin Before Fatal Avon Crash
AVON, Ind. (WISH) — Police say a dump truck driver admitted to snorting heroin prior to a crash that killed two people in Avon on Tuesday.
Danny Williams, 62, faces multiple felony charges after a crash that killed Gerald and Rhonda Legan.
Williams faces two felony counts of causing death when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, two felony counts of causing serious bodily injury when operating a vehicle while intoxicated, two felony counts of reckless homicide and a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident.
Police say Williams was driving a dump truck when he hit a minivan driven by the Legans at the intersection of US 36 and County Road 625 East. A total of 11 vehicles were involved in the crash, including a school bus that was not carrying any students.
Witnesses say the truck was driving erratically for several miles before rear-ending a vehicle, crossing the center median, then hitting the minivan.
Police Williams was also involved with a hit-and-run crash earlier in the day at the intersection of US 36 and Dan Jones Road.
Investigators said Williams appeared drowsy, smiled and laughed while speaking to investigators and failed a horizontal gaze nystagmus test.
Investigators say Williams admitted to snorting heroin earlier in the day and had a white, powdery substance visible in his nasal cavity.
Williams had an initial appearance on Wednesday morning. He’s due back in court on Oct. 21.
(Photo provided by Avon PD.)