William Gray


Age: 44

commercial truck driver and reserve police officer with the Rigby Police Department in southeastern Idaho who was the hospital patient who a Utah nurse said she was protecting when she refused to allow police to draw his blood in a dispute that led to her high-profile arrest and caused widespread attention online amid national scrutiny of police use of force in which the nurse Alex Wubbels was handcuffed and dragged outside by the police after she refused because hospital policy required a warrant or patient consent, and who had been in critical condition at a Salt Lake City hospital for the past month after he was seriously injured in a fiery July 26 crash that left him with burns over nearly half his body when his semi-truck was hit head-on by a speeding pickup truck that was fleeing from the Utah Highway Patrol, causing an explosion while he was hauling a load of sand on U.S. Highway 89 in northern Utah.

Cause of Death: Injuries suffered in a trucking accident

Born: July 29, 1973

Died: September 25, 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah