Gwinnett mother in intensive care after Christmas Eve crash that killed 2 others

Eunice Johnson

A Gwinnett County woman remains in intensive care two days after a Christmas Eve crash left her critically injured and two other people dead.

Family members said Eunice Johnson was on her way home to cook dinner about 4:15 p.m. Monday when her car was hit by an Acura that was driving in the opposite direction and had crossed the center line, Channel 2 Action News reported. The two people in the Acura, driver Saad Varney and passenger Dionte Jordan, both died in the crash, Lawrenceville police said.

Johnson’s daughter told the news station that she came upon the crash on the way to her mom’s house, which is five minutes from the crash scene. When she recognized the black Mercedes-Benz her mom drove, Tiffany Johnson said her worst fears were confirmed.

“When I rolled up, I saw a black Mercedes-Benz and I immediately called mom because that's what she drove, and she didn't answer,” she said.

Johnson was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center and suffered several broken bones. She is sedated and can’t talk, according to her daughter.

“She was a go-getter,” Tiffany Johnson told Channel 2. “She never sat still. Thank God she is alive and can heal and go back and get it.”

The crash remains under investigation.