Former Person High quarterback dies in 3-car accident in Durham

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Thursday, June 18, 2020
Former Person High star QB dies in Durham crash
Antonio Williams, a former Roxboro Person High star QB died in a two-car Durham crash.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 21-year-old man and former standout quarterback at Person High School in Roxboro died in a car accident Tuesday.

Antonio Williams was driving westbound on Highway 70 in Durham when he lost control of his car and entered the opposite lane. Williams' Chevrolet Cruze was hit by a Chevrolet Silverado, causing it to spin into the original lane of travel and crash into a Chevrolet Tahoe.

Williams died at Duke Hospital. Durham police said Williams was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The crash happened near the intersection of U.S. 70 and Cheek Road. The crash closed both directions of the highway for three hours. Police said speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash.

Antonio Williams played quarterback for Person County High. Williams was 21 years old when he died in a crash on Tuesday.
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Williams played football at Person High, where he graduated in 2016.