New York City Police Department, New York — Â Police Officer Michael Williams was killed in a vehicle crash on the Bruckner Expressway, near Bryant Avenue, at approximately 5:45 am.
Officer Williams was riding in the rear compartment of an NYPD passenger van en route to an assignment at the United Nations. The vehicle struck the center divider during a period of extremely heavy rain. Officer Williams was ejected from the rear of the van and suffered fatal injuries.
Eight other officers in the van were injured.
Officer Williams had served with the New York City Police Department for eight months and had previously served with the Duchess County Sheriffâ€™s Department. He is survived by his parents.