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Retired state trooper hit, killed by truck on I-80

| Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010

State police say a retired trooper checking on his broken-down car on Interstate 80 in Mercer County was struck and killed by a passing truck.

Police said Billy Ray Williams, 65, was traveling eastbound Thursday in Wolf Creek Township when he stopped his car in the right lane. A witness told police that Williams walked across the front of his car toward the driver's side and stepped into the left lane of traffic. Police said Williams was struck by a tractor-trailer that was changing lanes. The truck didn't stop, police said.

Williams, a retired lieutenant who lived in Erie, died in a hospital.

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