DORSET, Vt. — Actor Treat Williams, whose nearly 50-year career included starring roles in the TV series Everwood and the movie Hair, died Monday after a motorcycle crash in Vermont, state police said. He was 71.

Shortly before 5 p.m., a Honda SUV was turning left into a parking lot when it collided with Williams’ motorcycle in the town of Dorset, according to a statement from Vermont State Police.

“Williams could not avoid a collision and was thrown from his motorcycle. He suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, where he was pronounced dead,” according to the statement.

Williams was wearing a helmet, police said.

The SUV’s driver received minor injuries and wasn’t hospitalized. He had signaled the turn and wasn’t immediately detained, although the crash investigation continued, police said.

PUBLISHERS NOTE:  Motorcycle Rider News and the BikerDown Foundation want to express our deepest sympathy to the Williams family.  Our motorcycle community is overwhelmed with motorcycle riders who are injured or fatally killed by drivers making left or right turns.   Our motorcycle community lost a great actor and advocate of motorcycle safety.