UC Davis Mourns the Loss of Marine Biologist and Ocean Health Advocate

Faculty, staff and students gathered at UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory today not for their weekly seminar, but to remember their colleague Susan L. Williams who died in a car accident Tuesday (April 24) while en route to the Davis campus to teach.

She had made the trip countless times, devoted to her teaching as much as her research. But this day, she would not make it — killed in the early morning on Lakeville Highway in Petaluma. Police said a pickup crossed the double-yellow line and struck Williams’ car head-on, setting off a six-vehicle pileup. Three other people were injured.

Read the entire release here; and an In Memoriam here.

Read her Spotlight here.