Tuscaloosa family grieving the death of a young father killed in a car crash


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT)-Police in Tuscaloosa are investigating a four car accident that claimed the lives of two men.  The wreck happened Saturday afternoon just after four o’clock at the intersection of Skyland Boulevard and Hargrove Road East.

Michael Johnsons younger brother 29 year old Demetrius Johnson lost his life in the crash. 

“Its really hard, its really hard. We weren’t expecting him to be gone. Its a shock and he had his 
whole life ahead of him.  You never know and you just have to be strong and prayerful” Johnson said.

The 29 year old victims black Ford Mustang was struck by a white pick up truck driven by 33
year old Wesley Worsham from Knoxville Tennessee.  Worsham was also killed, when police arrived on
the scene they smelled alcohol in Worshams truck.  Medics recovered a half of pint bottle of of Vodka between the legs of the Worsham in his truck.

“Drinking and driving its just not safe you know.  It could have been anybody but at the same time we are really upset about that” Johson said.

Johnson says his little brother had big dreams and had already achieved many goals at a young age.  He was engaged to be married and was a father of a 2 year old daughter. 

“He was just a real outgoing person and a loving person.  He wanted to help you, he wanted to be a help to anybody. He was just a really good guy and everyone liked him”.

Demtrius Johnson graduated from Tuskegee University and was the first African American recipient of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Scholarship.  Johnson worked as a soil scientist for the USDA and also enjoyed breeding and training dogs.  Michael Johnson says his brothers death still hasn’t sunk in.

“I am just grateful that I had the time to spend with him to be a big brother to him.  I love him and he’s going to be really missed”.

Johnson says his family is in the process of making funeral arrangements for his brother.

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