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Harness racing trainer/driver dies - accident

12:02 AM 03 Jun 2011 NZST
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It's with deep sadness that we report the death of Robert 'RJ' Williams III. He died in a single vehicle accident near Leslie Wednesday afternoon (June 1) on his way to pick up grain. According to the Ingham County Sheriff's Department, RJ's pick-up left the roadway at approximately 4:15 p.m. and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 26-year-old driver/trainer from Florida moved to Michigan about a year ago and had been working at his aunt's (Krista Williams) stable near Jackson. RJ's easy-going style and positive attitude was a welcome addition to the backstretch and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

RJ's parents and grandparents are long-time horsemen with strong Michigan roots. Our sincere condolances to RJ's family and friends.

Arrangements have not been announced.

from the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Assn.

Courtesy of the US Trotting Association's Web Newsroom



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