He was just 71 years old when he died in a horrible motorcycle crash in Vermont. Now, the internet is swooning with tributes for the celebrated Treat Williams, who was gone too soon. Now, Daily Mail reveals that Williams was conscious after the motorcycle crash in which he was thrown from his bike and left on the sidewalk. “He was totally alert, answering questions,” said Matt Rapphahn, the owner of Long Trail Auto on Route 30, which was right next to the site of the fatal crash.

Matt Rapphahn (below) was outside of his shop on Route 30 when he witnessed the tragic crash. According to reports, the accident involved Ryan Koss, who was driving his Honda Element S.U.V. when he was turning into the auto body shop and hit Williams on his motorcycle.

“I saw Treat go flying through the air,” Rapphahn said.

Although Treat Williams was wearing a helmet, he was left sprawled out on the pavement near his motorbike.

Rapphahn added, “The tire was still spinning” after the crash.

After the crash, Williams was rushed to a nearby hospital. The Golden Globe-nominated actor did not survive the crash. He was pronounced dead at the hospital on Monday.

The Vermont State Police confirmed that Williams barely stood a chance after the Honda turned across the northbound lane of the V-30 and crashed into Williams and his bike, which had an estimated worth of just $3,500.

The Honda driver, Koss, 35, was turning left onto Morse Hill Road to get into the auto body shop parking lot. He came to a stop at 4:53 pm before the crash occurred.

Koss (above) was totally fine after the crash and was “checked by medical personnel at the scene for minor injuries.” Koss did not have to make a visit to the area hospital.

Cops confirmed that although he got into a car crash with the motorcyclist, Koss was not intoxicated with alcohol or marijuana or any substance for that matter. There’s also a chance that Koss and Wiliams knew each other through work because Williams worked at the theater where Williams performed American Buffalo in 2017.

Police reported, “Williams was unable to avoid a collision and was thrown from his motorcycle.”

According to the Vermont Agency of Transportation, there have been five car crashes on that stretch of road over the last twelve years. Three of the crashes resulted in injuries, while Williams was the only fatality.

Koss’s Honda received significant damage to the front passenger side, while Williams’s motorcycle received extensive “front-end damage” from the crash. Williams was operating a 1986 Honda VT700c motorcycle.

Williams was wearing a helmet, but the helmet was unable to save him because he “suffered critical injuries.” He was airlifted by a helicopter to the nearby Albany Medical Center in New York, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Rest in peace, Treat Williams. You will be sorely missed.