3 mem­bers of Mis­sis­sippi fam­ily killed in Texas wreck

The Sun Herald (Sunday) - - News - SHAM­ROCK, TEXAS

Au­thor­i­ties say three mem­bers of a Mis­sis­sippi fam­ily were killed and three oth­ers in­jured when their SUV slid off a slick Texas Pan­han­dle high­way and struck an on­com­ing ve­hi­cle.

Texas Depart­ment of Pub­lic Safety Sgt. Cindy Barkley says 35-year-old El­iz­a­beth Jo­han­son of Cleve­land, Miss., was driv­ing too fast in win­try weather when the SUV ca­reened off In­ter­state 40 near Sham­rock on Thurs- day.

The SUV crossed the me­dian into west­bound traf­fic and struck a recre­ational ve­hi­cle car­ry­ing a Cal­i­for­nia cou­ple.

Jo­han­son and her hus­band, 35-year-old Adam Jo­han­son, died at a hos­pi­tal. Their daugh­ter Jane died at the scene.

Adam Jo­han­son was a physics pro­fes­sor and plan­e­tar­ium direc­tor at Mis­sis­sippi’s Delta State Uni­ver­sity.

Their three other chil­dren, ages 3, 5 and 12, were treated for in­juries and re­leased.

The Cal­i­for­ni­ans weren’t in­jured.

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