HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A special procession took place Wednesday in honor of Connecticut State Rep. Quentin “Q” Williams, who was killed in a crash just hours after being sworn in for his third term.

The 39-year-old Democrat had served Middletown residents in the 100th District. He was on his way home from the inaugural ball in Hartford on Jan. 5 when he was killed in a crash involving a wrong-way driver on Rt. 9 South in Cromwell.

Williams’ family honored him with a “final ride” from his home in Middletown to the state Capitol in Hartford, where a three-minute pause occurred, symbolizing his three terms.

Watch the ceremony at the state Capitol in the video player below.

The procession began at 11:30 a.m. at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services on Granby Street in Bloomfield. Connecticut State Police escorted a motorcade to Williams’ home in Middletown, where his wife, Carrissa Williams, and his mother, Queen Williams, joined the procession to the state Capitol.

Capitol Police then escorted the motorcade to the northside steps of the Capitol for moments of silence. The State House of Representatives chaplain, Pastor AJ Johnson, spoke briefly.

Community members, friends, colleagues, and staff from the Capitol and state Legislature paid tribute to Williams with flowers and a moment of silence on the northside steps of the Capitol.

A private memorial for Williams will take place on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Cross Street AME Zion Church, 440 West St. in Middletown.