Rodney Williams, Glenelg guidance counselor killed in crash, was active in school activities


A Howard County Public Schools guidance counselor died Friday morning after crashing into a truck with his motorcycle, Maryland State Police confirmed.

Troopers were dispatched to Route 97 at Route 32 in Westminster, Maryland, at about 7 a.m. for a fatal motorcycle crash.

Rodney James Williams Jr, 46, was driving his 2007 Kawasaki KLR650 southbound on Route 97 (New Washington Road) as a Ford F-150 was beginning to turn left from the northbound lane.

Williams struck the passenger side door.

Williams was taken to Carroll Hospital Center were here was pronounced dead. 

An investigation into who was at fault for the accident is underway, according to Maryland State Police. Witnesses are urged to contact Maryland State Police at 410-386-3000.

Williams worked as a guidance counselor at Glenelg High School in Howard County for 18 years. In a leter sent home to parents after school, Principal Karl Schindler said Williams was a mentor to students with last names beginning with I - Mi. Williams also served as advisor to the Class of 2013, and coached and sponsored sports teams and clubs. (Read the letter in full below

News of his death quickly spread across Twitter with former students offering their condolences. 


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