Mary Williams struck, killed by Culpeper deputy

Virginia State Police were out on the scene of last night’s tragic accident on U.S. 29 in Culpeper County. Police say the victim, 45-year-old Mary Williams, was lying near the center line of the busy highway when a Sheriff’s deputy on an emergency run struck and killed her.

Today people are asking why she was lying in the middle of the highway to begin with.

Just before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Deputy Scott Yeiser was rushing to a call for a person slumped over the wheel of a car on U.S. 29 when his cruiser allegedly ran over Williams. Police say he had his lights and siren on.

Sarah James was traveling home just after the accident and saw the scene.

“It’s a tragedy,” she says. “I don’t know what to think. Did he not see her? I don’t know.”

There are still so many unanswered questions. It’s a mystery that’s leaving many people in the Culpeper area wondering.

“With all the things that are happening in Culpeper, the crime and other things, you got to worry at least a little bit,” says Hugh Antran.