BORDENTOWN Friends and family of Daryll C. Williams, the man killed Monday night in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, have raised more than $3,500 to create a scholarship in his name at Bordentown High School, where he was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame just days before his death.
A memorial page was set up on the website giveforward.com to create the scholarship. Williams, 52, of Bordentown, played football, baseball and was on the wrestling team at the high school.
"He had an infectious personality. When he walked in the room you knew he was there," said Joseph Sprague, the high school's wrestling coach.
Williams, who received the award Saturday, died in a chain-reaction crash after becoming trapped in his car when two tractor trailers tried to avoid an earlier accident around 9:15 p.m. Monday in Cranbury. As many as 40 vehicles were involved in accidents in the area, authorities said. They considered ice a factor.