Police investigating accident that claimed Webster man

By Shaun Moriarty
Citizen Chronicle Writer
shaun@thecitizenchronicle.com

LEICESTER — A Webster man is dead after a two-car accident on Route 56, in the vicinity of King Street, this morning.

Todd E. Williams, 51, was killed in a head on collision that occurred at approximately 6:55 a.m., according to Leicester Police Chief James Hurley. Williams was driving a 2008 Nissan, which authorities said went off the roadway and partially rolled over as a result of the crash. Williams was extricated from the vehicle and transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, where he was pronounced deceased.

The other vehicle in the fatal accident was a 1993 Cadillac driven by Anthony D. Vickers, Jr., 51, of Rochdale. Vickers was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center’s University Campus with what police described as “serious but non-life threatening injuries.”

Leicester Police state a life flight helicopter landed a short distance from the crash site and its medical crew worked with local first responders to provide medical care. Route 56 was closed to traffic at King Street until approximately 11 a.m.

Early Saturday afternoon, Chief Hurley stated it is too early in the investigation to make any statements as to what may have caused the fatal accident. The accident is under investigation by the Leicester Police Department and the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council’s Accident Reconstruction Team, in conjunction with the office of Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.

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