22-year-old convicted of DUI manslaughter

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:14:29 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 17 2013 03:55:10 PM EST

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Klay Williams


A 22-year-old man was convicted Thursday morning of DUI manslaughter in a crash that killed another man in riding his truck.

In November 2010, Klay Williams, then 20 years old, was driving his truck on Solomon Road with Mitchell Green as a passenger. Williams lost control of the truck and crashed into a wooden fence.

A board from the fence plowed through the truck's windshield, striking Green in the head. Green later died from the injuries he suffered in the crash.

Williams' blood alcohol registered at .17 -- more than double the legal limit.

"Mitchell Green's life was taken entirely too early because of a very bad decision by this defendant," said Assistant State Attorney Lee Smith. "Alcohol turned what was supposed to be a good night among friends into a horrible tragedy for everyone involved."

Williams faces 15 years in prison. He will be sentenced March 1.


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