Family of Tuscaloosa man found dead near crashed car wants more answers from troopers

Family wants answers after man found dead near crashed car
(Source: WBRC)
(Source: WBRC)

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - The family of a missing man found dead near his crashed car wants more answers from Alabama state troopers.

Over the weekend, the family of Darnell Williams reported him missing after they tried calling him numerous times and he didn't show up at home. Afterwards, the family learned he was in a high speed chase Saturday with Alabama state troopers between Fosters and Greene County.

Troopers tell us Williams refused to pull after he fled a driver's license checkpoint. They say at one point he was driving the wrong way on the interstate and they lost sight of him.

On Tuesday, troopers found his body near his Toyota Camry in a swamp just off I-20/59 between the Western Bypass exit and Fosters in western Tuscaloosa County. Troopers tell WBRC Williams left the road, overturned in a heavily wooded area and was ejected from his vehicle. They add he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. But Williams' mother and sister believe something else happened and they want answers.

The family has been searching for Williams since he went missing.

"I think they ran him off the road. I think they already killed him. I want justice and I want closure. I'm going to find out what happened to my son,"
Easter Williams, Darnell's mother said.

"First you said you lost him in Fosters then you say you lost him in  Greene County, which one is it? The story is not adding up," Arneta Williams, Darnell's
sister said.

The family tells us Troopers showed up to their home late Saturday night asking them where Darnell is. The family wants to see any dash camera video from the supposed high speed chase.

Troopers continue to investigate the case. They have no further comment at this time.

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