A Williston man died five days after being in a traffic accident on SR-121, according to a press release from the Williston Police Department.
Tyars Kimula Griffin, 32, of 10th St. died Jan. 27 at Shands.
According to the release, the Williston Police Department responded to the 200 block of N.E. 6th Blvd Jan. 22.
Upon arrival it was determined that a vehicle was slowing to make a left turn when a vehicle that was approaching the rear failed to stop and struck the first vehicle causing substantial damage to both vehicles.
As a result of the accident, the fuel tank of the vehicle that was struck in the rear ruptured leaking gas onto the roadway which resulted in the roadway being closed in order to clean up the spilled fuel.
Officers interviewed Griffin, the driver, who failed to stop for the vehicle and were told by the driver that he did not see the vehicle until it was too late to avoid the collision.
The driver was responsive and alert when he left the accident scene by ambulance and was transported to Shands Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
On the Williston Police Department was informed that Griffin had died.
At this time the cause of death is unknown and an autopsy will be performed to determine if his death was a result of the accident, according to the police department release.