Johnson was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol with his four children (2 daughters and 2 sons) in the vehicle when the accident occurred and he made a 911 call immediately following the incident, stating he thought he had killed both of his girls.
“Two of my girls are in the backseat, and they’re dead,” he told a Gwinnett County 911 operator.
Johnson, 35, said after the crash that he yelled for his two daughters, who were both in the far back seat of his Chrysler Pacifica.
“They didn’t answer,” Johnson said. “I got back there with my flashlight. I can’t see nothing.”
The father told officials he couldn’t find his cellphone after the wreck, so he and his two sons, ages 8 and 9, walked three miles to the Metro Café Diner in Gwinnett County to get help.
Johnson’s sons were banged up in the crash and were taken to the hospital for observation. They did not have serious injuries. His 11-year-old daughter, Joy, is at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston with a skull fracture and possible brain injury.
The father was arrested and faces several charges including: first-degree vehicular homicide, DUI, and endangering the life of a child while DUI.
A judge set bond Tuesday at $12,500 during an emotional hearing Tuesday.
“I love my wife and kids. Pray for my child in the hospital,” Johnson said as he left the courtroom.
Johnson reportedly posted bond late Tuesday night and there have been no reports on where the children’s mother(s) were during the incident.