Victim of Multi-Vehicle Alabama Wreck was Soil Scientist, Father of 2-Year-Old Girl
TUSCALOOSA, AL. – According to an online news story published at cbs42.com, one of the victims of a multi-vehicle wreck in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was a soil scientist and father of a 2-year-old girl. The circumstances of the accident are not completely clear at this time.*
On the afternoon of January 12, four vehicles collided at the intersection of Skyland Boulevard and Hargrove Road East in Tuscaloosa. Two of those vehicles were a white pickup truck and a Ford Mustang. The driver of the Mustang was 29-year-old Demetrius Johnson, of Tuscaloosa. Johnson died in the wreck, along with the driver of the pickup, 33-year-old Wesley Worsham, of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Authorities believe Worsham might have caused the wreck, as they smelled alcohol when they approached his truck and discovered a half-pint of vodka between his legs at the scene. The crash is still under investigation.
Regardless of the cause of the crash, Demetrius Johnson’s family is mourning the loss of the young man, who was a father with a successful career.
“It’s really hard,” said Demetrius Johnson’s brother, Michael Johnson. “It’s really hard. We weren’t expecting him to be gone. It’s a shock, and he has his whole life ahead of him. You never know, and you just have to be strong and prayerful.”
Demetrius graduated from Tuskegee University as the first black recipient of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Scholarship. He was a soil scientist with the USDA and was engaged to be married.
“I am just grateful that I had the time to spend with him and to be a big brother to him,” Michael Johnson said. “I love him, and he’s going to be really missed.”
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