William Garner Wiki – William Garner Biography
William Garner had just joined the department around a year ago. Authorities said a Georgia county deputy was hit by a car and killed while he was assisting people involved in a crash on an interstate. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney.
William Garner Age
William Garner was 53 years old.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, according to Fox Carolina, said William Garner had just joined the department around a year ago and now leaves behind his wife, parents and brother.
Cause of Death
Franklin County Deputy William died Sunday night on Interstate 85 while on duty. Georgia State Police said Garner responded to a crash around 7 p.m. and began helping people inside of the car. Georgia State Police tell Fox Carolina that numerous vehicles had hydroplaned along both sides of Interstate-85 on Sunday night.
Garner was helping a group of people whose car crashed into the median when another driver traveling southbound lost control of his vehicle and exited the roadway, striking the 53-year-old deputy, they added.
Garner later was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Last night we lost one of our own. Deputy Bill Garner was struck by a vehicle while working another vehicle crash on Interstate 85 around 7:15 PM.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s family. We will post arrangements as we receive them, the sheriff’s office added in a statement.
The driver behind the wheel of the car that allegedly hit him, identified by Fox Carolina as 21-year-old Abdulhafiz Tawfik Abdullahi, is now facing a first-degree homicide by vehicle charge.
The investigation report is unclear.