VIRGINIA: Ride with DUI Driver Tommy Williams, don’t put on a seatbelt, buy a ticket to your own funeral
Adults need to take responsibility for their own actions and a Virginia man who accepted a ride with a friend who was impaired didn’t bother with a seatbelt, was ejected when the vehicle went off the road at a high rate of speed.
Virginia State Police report that Trooper H.J. Buzzetta is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Charlotte County that took place on April 4, 2020, at 1:05 a.m. on Route 360, less than a mile west of Route 710.
A 2006 Toyota Camry was traveling west on Route 360 at a high rate of speed when it ran off the left side of the road. The driver over-corrected, which caused the car to run off the right side of the road, strike an embankment and overturn.
After further investigation, Trooper Buzzetta was able to confirm the driver of the vehicle was Tommy Marshall Williams, 38, of Danville, Va. Williams suffered minor injuries in the crash and was treated and released from Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital.
There were three passengers in the vehicle. One of the passengers, Sean Blake Jackson Thompson, 25, of South Hill, Va, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He died at the scene. Two female passengers were flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of serious injuries. One female has been treated and released; the other female is still being treated at VCU Medical Center.
After consultation with the Charlotte County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Trooper Buzzetta arrested Williams on Thursday (April 16, 2020) for one count of DUI-Manslaughter, 2 counts of DUI-Maiming and for one felony count of driving on a revoked license due to a prior DUI. He is being held without bond at the Charlotte County Jail.
Sean Blake Jackson Thompson
July 27, 1994- April 4, 2020
It was Saturday, April 4, 2020, when Jesus changed Sean’s permanent address from earth to heaven where he could be with those that had gone before. He went by way of car accident in the early hours that Saturday morning.
He will still remain in the hearts of the ones that shall always love him and be in the presence of God and many loved ones for eternity. Loved ones awaiting his arrival with open arms were his mama Beverly and his grandmother Connie and his brother and my son Charlie.
He leaves behind 2 sons, Dominic and Harold, his dad George L Thompson, sisters Amber, and Elizabeth; brothers, Chandler and Micah, grandmother “meme” Myrtle. In addition he has an uncle that he maintained continuous daily contact with that dearly loved him and Sean loved him, Jay Stilwell- his Uncle Chubby. Sean was loved by many and loved and valued his friends-many from the Danville area.
Please at noon Tuesday take a moment for prayer and remembering him and those he left behind. Also Tuesday, in his honor, hug your children often telling them how much you love them. Sean will return to Farrar Funeral Home for cremation. With the governor’s restrictions on assembling- there will be no service and that’s what he would have wanted. Please do not send flowers because as so many at his age, there was no funeral insurance. If you want to contribute to costs, please mail to Farrar Funeral Home, P O Box 888, South Hill, VA 23970. Online condolences may be shared at www.farrarfuneralhome.net. Farrar Funeral Home is serving the Thompson family.