PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon State defensive back Justin
Williams was killed when the pickup truck he was riding in flipped
over after it was struck by another vehicle.
Oregon State Police Lt. Dale Rutledge said the crash happened
Friday night 20 miles south of Portland on Interstate 5.
"The two drivers got involved in a confrontation; you could
call it 'road rage,' " Rutledge said. "One driver lost control
and struck the second vehicle, a Toyota pickup, which rolled."
The 19-year-old Williams, of Los Banos, Calif., was the only
The pickup was driven by Williams' uncle, 40-year-old Michael
Keyes of Harrisburg, Ore., a former player at Oregon State. Keyes
and Jason Williams, Justin's brother, were taken to Portland-area
hospitals with minor injuries, Rutledge said.
Timothy Senske, 27, the driver of the other vehicle, and his
passenger, Sonjulaine Jurasz, 34, were still at the scene late
Friday helping officials reconstruct the accident, Rutledge said.
Charges had not been filed and the accident was being
investigated, Rutledge said.
Williams was entering his redshirt freshman season and listed
third on the depth chart at right cornerback.
"I'm in a state of shock -- our hearts and prayers go out to the
family," Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis said.