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Son of former Lowndes County Sheriff killed in two-vehicle accident

The son of former Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning in Conecuh County.

According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), John Arthur Williams Jr., 32, and Justin Naamon Alan Grant, were both killed in a fatal crash at 7:30 a.m. Monday morning on U.S. 31 at MM 82 near Castleberry.

Williams, a Haneyville resident is the son of Big John Williams, who was killed at a gas station last year.

ALEA Investigators say the crash occurred when Grant, who was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Express van, left the roadway, overcorrected, crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2019 International tractor-trailer driven by Williams Jr.

Williams Sr. was killed when he was dispersing a large crowd at the parking lot of the QV convenience store in Hayneville last summer. The Lowndes County Courthouse is named in Williams’ honor.

ALEA is still investigating the accident.