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Todd Leopold comes forward as driver who killed Anthony Williams

A top Placer official has emerged as the driver involved in the crash that killed an Inderkum High School basketball player in March. Placer County Attorney’s Office is now investigating. Placer County Executive Director Todd Leopold said in a statement Friday that “he was the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident that led to the death of Anthony Williams on March 19, 2022.” The announcement comes after the announcement of the Rocklin Police Department that the driver was not at fault and there would be no criminal prosecution against the driver. Police did not identify the driver who hit Williams despite calls from community members, including a group of activists working with the teen’s family. The accident happened on March 19 on Lonetree Boulevard and Adams Drive. The Natomas Unified School District recognized Williams as a student and basketball player at the school. Police said Williams was walking down the street when he was beaten and killed that night. | BELOW VIDEO Inderkum High School basketball player Anthony Williams was killed in a Rocklin crash. “My words and feelings can not adequately express my deep sorrow and grief. “Mr. Williams’s family and friends and everyone affected by this tragic accident,” Leopold said in a statement. Rocklin Police said Thursday they would not release a police report on the investigation, citing California law. He stated that the full investigation would be released “to any person who may have a vested interest in it, including, for example, the driver or drivers involved or their guardian or custodian, the parent of a minor driver, the authorized representative of a driver or any named person injured in it, of vehicle owners damaged persons or assets, persons who may be subject to civil liability, including liability based on breach of the guarantee arising out of the accident, and any lawyer who alleges that he or she represents any of the above persons. ” A defense team working with Williams’s family accused police of not being transparent during the investigation and wondered why Leopold had not been identified. “Unfortunately, I could not comment on the ongoing investigation and I certainly did not want to be perceived in any way as an attempt to influence its outcome,” Leopold said in a statement. “At all times, I balance my respect for the investigation process, while also providing transparency to you, our valued staff, and our valued audience.” But after Leopold published his statement On Friday, the Placer County DA said it would conduct an independent review of the fatal accident. The DA said the findings of their investigation would be made public as soon as it was completed. in the public interest “, stated the announcement of DA.” … We understand and appreciate the public interest for this incident and we will “We are working diligently to make our findings available in a timely manner.” Police at the time of the crash said Leopold was involved in the investigation. Williams was a senior at Inderkum and is remembered as a great athlete. “As a basketball player, the sky was the limit for him – so many possibilities.” | MORE | Coaches, teachers remember a high school basketball player killed in a Rocklin crash with KCRA 3 for the newest.

A top Placer official has emerged as the driver involved in the crash that killed an Inderkum High School basketball player in March. Placer County Attorney’s Office is now investigating.

Placer County Executive Director Todd Leopold said in a statement Friday that “he was the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident that led to the death of Anthony Williams on March 19, 2022.”

The announcement comes after Rocklin Police Department said the driver was not at fault and there will be no criminal charges against the driver. Police did not identify the driver who hit Williams despite calls from community members, including a group of activists working with the teen’s family.

The The accident happened on March 19 on Lonetree Boulevard and Adams Drive. The Natomas Unified School District recognized Williams as a student and basketball player at the school. Police said Williams was walking down the street when he was beaten and killed that night.

| BELOW VIDEO Inderkum High School student basketball player Anthony Williams killed in Rocklin crash

“My words and feelings cannot adequately express my deepest condolences and grief. I am deeply saddened by the loss of this young man and express my sincere condolences to the family, Mr Williams’s friends and all those affected by this tragedy. “a tragic accident,” Leopold said in a statement.

Rocklin Police said Thursday they would not release the police report on the investigation, citing California law on road accidents. He stated that the full investigation would be released “to any person who may have a vested interest in it, including, for example, the driver or drivers involved or their guardian or custodian, the parent of a minor driver, the authorized representative of a driver or any named person injured in it, the owners of damaged vehicles or assets, persons who may be subject to civil liability, including liability based on breach of warranty arising out of the accident, and any lawyer claiming that represents any of the above persons “.

A defense team working with Williams’s family accused police of not being transparent during the investigation and wondered why Leopold had not been located.

Leopold explained in his statement why he did not initially appear or respond to media requests about the incident.

“Unfortunately, I could not comment on the ongoing investigation and I certainly did not want it to be perceived in any way that I was trying to influence the outcome of the Rocklin Police Department investigation,” he said. “At all times, I balance my respect for the research process, while providing transparency to you, our valued staff, and our valued audience.”

But after Leopold released his statement Friday, the Placer County DA said it would conduct an independent review of the fatal accident. The DA said the findings from their investigation would be made public as soon as it was completed.

“As in any case, we must balance the right to privacy of those involved in the public interest,” the DA statement said. “… We understand and appreciate the public interest in this incident and will work diligently to present our findings in a timely manner.”

Police at the time of the crash said Leopold was involved in the investigation.

Williams was an senior at Inderkum and is remembered as a great athlete.

“He was 6’8”, athletic, he could run, he could shoot, he could handle the ball, “said Nick Frances, Whitney High School athletics director and boys basketball coach at the university.” As a basketball player, the sky was the limit for him – so many possibilities “.

| MORE Coaches, Teachers Remember A High School Basketball Player Killed in Rocklin Accident

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