Two others were seriously injured, but survived: Megan Richards of Loganville and Brittney McDaniel of Reidsville.
Thursday morning, Johnson told the judge he was cruising at 70 mph the morning of the crash, with traffic passing him, when he noticed tail lights ahead of him stopping.
Bryan County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell asked Johnson why he didn’t stop.
“Sir, that’s something I’ve been wrestling with since that morning,” Johnson replied.
Judge: “You can’t explain it?”
Johnson: “No, sir.”
In June, a Grand Jury indicted both Johnson and his employer, Total Transportation of Mississippi, on multiple charges.
District Attorney Tom Durden recently agreed to drop his case against the company in exchange for Total Transportation spending an additional $200,000 to establish an education fund for student nurses.
— The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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