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Don't get me wrong I feel very bad that a officer died but mechanical failure????Cyclist convicted in FHP trooper's death
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A motorcyclist, whose race with a sports car on Interstate 4 led to a Florida Highway Patrol trooper's fatal crash, was convicted of aggravated manslaughter by a jury on Tuesday.
Donald Williams was also convicted of vehicular homicide and fleeing and eluding a law-enforcement officer in causing the death of 49-year-old Trooper Darryl Haywood on Oct. 2, 2004. The jury deliberated for three hours, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Williams will be sentenced at a later date. He could face up to 60 years in prison.
According to reports, Williams, on his blue 1999 Suzuki, was racing a Porsche when Haywood started to pursue them. The patrol car had a blow out, causing Haywood to lose control of his vehicle and crash into a tree.
Williams was arrested later that day at an Interstate 95 rest stop in St. Johns County.