Desiree Williams Killed in Alleged New Smyrna Beach, Florida Drunk Driving Accident

Representatives in charge of the investigation from the Florida Highway Patrol have issued a statement to the public that has identified the individual killed in a road accident in New Smyrna Beach, FL on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013. Police currently have reason to believe Desiree Williams was killed when she was struck by a vehicle as she walked along or attempted to cross South Atlantic Avenue.

Scene of the Accident


The report does not explicitly clarify if Desiree Williams was killed instantly in the accident or if she was possibly transported by emergency response personnel to a nearby hospital where an update on her condition was not made immediately available by hospital staff. The driver of the offending vehicle has since been identified as Jason Wilke, who currently faces drunk driving related charges stemming from the accident.

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