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One dead, four injured in MLK Parkway accident

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“All of a sudden I see this white car basically just go airborne, and I watched the vehicle, paper flying and everything,” recalled witness Karl Deweese. The six car accident happened just after 9:00 a.m. on Martin Luther King Parkway. Deweese added, “I remember seeing it, my light turned green, and all I saw was just the explosion.” Police said a white Subaru Outback, with 4 passengers, was speeding down MLK towards Wrightsville Beach. Wilmington Police Department spokesperson Lucy Crockett said, “One person estimated it may have even been in excess of 100 miles per hour.” At the intersection of Kerr Avenue and MLK the Subaru ran a red light and hit a white pick-up truck. The accident killed one of the passengers in the Subaru and sent four others, including the driver of the pick-up, to the hospital in critical condition. Four other cars were hit during the collision. Police said the driver who caused the accident wasn't even driving his own car. “Investigators have already determined that the Subaru Outback was reported stolen in Wilmington on October 3rd,” said Crockett. Wilmington Police will not release the name of the person who was killed in the accident until they can contact family members. WPD accident reconstruction teams are working to verify all witness accounts of the crash.

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A.J

AJ was not a bad kid at all actually if yhu knew him yhu would see what a great personality he has and what a difference he has made in many many peoples lives. Its been a year now and i still havent came to accept hes gone i just miss him so much. I guess this has a vry devasting impact on me considering the fact he was first boyfriend mha first love and everything and still was till tha day he left here. I was with him thru tha ups and tha downs and we created many memories together. im glad i finally got to meet yhur family they are wonderful caring and loving and AJ look just like his daddy! This is just to tragic smh :(

I love and miss yhu AJ, Wifey Lacey :)

I was in school with AJ my

I was in school with AJ my freshman year I was shocked when I saw this and too all the people out there saying bad things about him he was a smart kid he just got caught up in some bad stuff. No reason to criticize him when hes already gone let him rest in peace.

Not too smart

He couldn't be too smart since he was riding around in a stolen car during school hours. I made some real boneheaded choices growing up but never associated with criminals or rode around in stolen cars. I was smart enough to know about my friends and what they were into. If he was smart he would have made better choices about who, where and how to spend his time.

AJ was my cousin and i am

AJ was my cousin and i am shocked at the way you and others are talking about him. you did not know him all you know is one mistake he made who are ya'll to judge him noone is perfect that car can be replaced his life can not you should be ashamed of yourselves. he was a good boy with a big heart and you have no right to bash him because of this one thing learn some respect because if it was your family you would not even say these terrible things

I'm sure of it

Oh yea, good boys are often found riding around in a stolen car when they should be in school. You are correct that the car can and most likely has been replaced. If you cousin didn't associate with criminals and was in school trying to get an education, he would not have been in that wreck.
Sorry if you are confused with facts and consider that to be "bashing him" but it still doesn't change the facts.

Your cousin...

Your cousin was a punk and a thug, now he is nothing more than a dead punk and thug. We have every right to bash him. If he wanted some respect in death he would have earned it in life. End of story.

MY DAUGHTER

MY DAUGHTER WAS A CLASSMATE OF THIS YOUNG BOY,AND HIS SENSELESS DEATH HIT A LITTLE TO CLOSE TO HER.SHE WAS CRYING FOR DAYS, AND COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT SHE WOULD NOT SEE HIM AGAIN, THAT HIS SEAT IN CLASS IS NOW EMPTY.MY HEART BROKE FOR HER.AS WE ATTENDED THE WAKE I SAW MANY CHILDREN IN STATES OF GRIEF AND SADNESS. PLEASE ALL OF YOU KIDS TODAY IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT IS DOING SOMETHING THAT THEY SHOULD NOT BE DOING, PLEASE TELL SOMEONE, YOU NEED TO FORGET ABOUT "SNITCHING" AND START BEING A PART OF STOPPING SOMETHING BEFORE IT GETS OUT OF HAND, YOU MAY BE SAVING A LIFE AND THE LIVES OF OTHERS. PLEASE YOUNG PEOPLE, "BE YOUR BROTHERS KEEPER!!!"MY PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY. TO ALL MY BELOVED CHILDREN "THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH DOING RIGHT." DO IT FOR A.J.

The crash

It has been a long few years as this has been done. I remember the day like it was today. Setting at that light thinking about my day and how long it was going to be with work to be done! And from out of no where my day changed again! The car up in the air and the sound of the crash I knew it was not good..I wacthed as the cars went around and around as I look to find another place to part,, As I jumped out of my truck on the phone at the same time with 911 I run through traffic not thinking of my own safety to a car on its side and on fire!! My concern was not the fire but the person driving this car to get them out if I was able!! With help from others I see a young man, I tell 911 we have one injury.. in seconds I relize another- I want to help so bad.. I look even more finding 2 more young people...It is not a site you wish too see but life takes you over more chanlleges everday.. I knew this was not good for these young people.. I can go on and on but the point is there was a life taken that day no matter whom it may have been. My wife my son my daughter my uncle and on and on. This young man died! Not pointing a gun at someones face or stabbing someone and taking a life. he died by himself and his friends and family are the only ones that knew him. I seen a young man that had lift that family and frineds and I hope and pray that he told his mom he loved her before he lift that moring for school! It started out just like any most morning for me. I think still about it today. This is just one of my lifes stories on seeing a life end in this way and I remember them all! Not the way I want to go. God bless the family and the friends that will remember him always.

why?

dag ajene why you had to leave us even though you in a better place you will be truly missed -love always kenya

Misguided?

People posting on this site say they were just misguided children. When in fact they were felons. People say oh but one was a single mother who asked for help but got none. What does she expect for the government to raise her child and teach him or her not to steal cars. People say you can't make your child go to school. Parents have the right to walk into a school at anytime and find out where their child is and see their attendence records. Why didn't she do that? It's not the governments job to raise your child or teach them right from wrong It's yours as a parent. People say everybody did things their parents didn't know about. I say sure I went to a few parties my parents didn't know about, and had a little to drink, but I never took a car who someone worked hard to pay for, I never drove 100+ mph down one of the worst traffic areas in Wilmington and I never crashed that car killing someone and injuring others and demolishing other peoples property. You people defend these kids like they swiped a candy bar from a store. Oh by the way that is theft too. No wonder children grow up the way they do.

His Love of his Life

My name is Jevonne Riley and I was the love of Ajene Oshea Johnson's life. We were EXTREMELY close and I hate that he had to go as soon as he did. Aj wasn't one of the brightest boys I knew, but i loved him regardless and he always tried to stay out of trouble, well if i could make him. I remember talking to him at 8:00 a.m. the morning before he died and made a whole bunch of plans for us for the following week. And if he could change around his "appointments" he would have definitely made it to see me. I never got to meet any of his family, but I remember him promising me one day I would. Now i'm sorry for everyone involved in the wreck, and don't want it to seem like I don't care, but when it came to him he was my baby and that love is just more there. I cried for DAYS straight, I mean my eyes was swolle and all. But what gets me through without breaking down every second I think about him now is that for him, the HARD part is gone. I love you Ajene Oshea Johnson and I hope he doesn't ever forget and to his family I WISH I could have met ya'll and I hope ya'll are getting through this. -Mrs.Ajene Oshea Johnson

I just want to say to all of

I just want to say to all of you who say they are criminals and they got what they deserved. They are children and I'm not going to say their actions are right but to say they deserve to die you really need to look in the mirror. Everyone has sinned, nobody is perfect. Yes they may have gotten in trouble before but they are young and could have easily turned their life around. I work for the government and I know plenty of people who have done bad things and have turned their life around. For those people who say their parents are the blame, one of the mothers I know. She is a single parent who goes to school and work she has also asked the system for help because of the behavior of her son and she has not gotten any. You cannot make your kids go to school; I'm sure every one of you at least did one thing that your parents did not know. Those children are not evil, just miss guided. My love goes out to everyone that was hurt by this.

The fact remains

Misguided as they may have been, the simple fact remains that they were criminals. Now I'm not saying they deserve to die because they are criminals, I'm saying that the driver of the pick-up did not deserve to get hit. If you swat at bees and you get stung, then you deserve it because you knew that was a possible consequence. If you gamble all your money away in Vegas and end up declaring bankruptcy, you deserve it because you knew that was a possible consequence. Likewise, if you drive with someone like a bat out of hell through an intersection with complete disregard to lives of others and you die, then you deserve it because you knew that was a possible consequence. The driver of the pick-up was driving through the intersection LEGALLY, which a possible consequence of his action alone does not warrent getting hit, he didn't deserve that. So, they did deserve to die, all four of them, but not because they are criminals, but simply because of their actions. Don't take it personally.

Reading Comments

As I go through and read the comments, it's good to see so many people who are coming out and saying the truth THEY WERE CRIMINALS IN A STOLEN CAR!!! As for the rest of you who think having a stolen car or riding around in one was just a silly mistake YOU ALL ARE A BUNCH OF FOOLS, THIS INCLUDES THEIR FAMILIES ALSO. This happened on October 7, 2009 why were these teenagers not in school? Their parents should be held responsible for them not being there, because if they had been in class where they belonged this would not have happened. I will bet my eye teeth they were a bunch of dropouts or they were skipping school to do who knows what, I'll through in this too, I bet some type of drugs were involved because no one in their right mind drives 100mph on MLK Parkway there is just to much traffic on that road. The ones who survived should pay for the innocent person they hurt for the rest of their lives and their parents should pay also. I can hear their parents yelling it's not my fault why should I have to pay. Your kids did it YOU PAY. They should be locked up for years with pictures of the hurt and damage they caused hung in their cells so they have to see for the duration of their sentence just what they did to deserve to be behind bars.

penalty for life

WHATEVER YOU DID AS CHILD UNTIL NOW I HOPE YOU GET A CONSTANT REMINDER. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT OUR WRONG WARRANTS A LIFETIME PENALTY...BE IT GRANTED UNTO YOU. AT SOME POINT WE ALL HAVE MADE SOME DUMB CHOICES. PARENTS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT THESE KIDS DID...ABSOLUTELY NOT..THE PARENTS ARE NOT TO BLAME

You are right

No,I don't know any of the people involved in this situation. But as a parent, my heart goes out to the family of the young man that was killed. It doesn't matter how he died, he is still dead. Something good will come out of this - even if it is a teenager or any driver that will realize that the choices they make have consequences on everyone around them. And for those who know the driver of the car, he made a very foolish decision by running from the police and his decision cost the life of one and could have been disastrous to so many. Maybe he was a good kid, but his stupidity led to disaster. He could have injured or killed alot more people. Defend him because he is your child or related to him, but don't defend what he did. Yes, he will live with this forever in his mind (hopefully he won't forget) but that doesn't negate the fact that he needs to be punished legally for his actions. And there hasn't been much said about the person he hit. Thankfully that man is alive - he could have been a victim also. And for those of you who keep writing letters to the one who died, he can't read them!!! Wherever he may be, Heaven or Hell, it can't see your letters. If you want to write something, send it to the family. Let them know how you feel about the loved one.

to the specialist

HOW DO YOU KNOW HE CANT READ THEM? HAVE YOU DIED BEFORE AND COME BACK TO INFORM US ON WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DEATH? DO YOU HAVE ANY CONCRETE KNOWLEDGE ON WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A PHYSICAL DEATH? IF NOT SPARE US FROM YOUR CLUELESS ADVISE. THESE PPL HAD THERE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH AJ AND IF WRITING A LETTER HELPS THEM ...WHO R YOU TO REDIRECT THEM

AJ JOHNSON

see what gets me is this town is first to say oh, im a christian and i love god...but your the first to judge people. do you know what the bible says?? obviously not. but its ok because god is watchin you

God wants us to judge people

"Ye shall know them by their fruits." If you don't judge their fruits, how are you supposed to know them? In this case, we had a carload of rotten fruit. Why would anyone not of the same mindset get into a stolen car?

missin you like crazy

dag man its like i juss seen you and now ur gone but i know ur in a better place you will truly be missed love you always -kenya

this is crazy

this is so sad and all the ppl that talk about him need to shut up...many of yu have played with fire...one mistake should not cost Jaccs his life this is not right..and don't disrespect him cuz he was not a bad kid and was loved by many ppl

Take off the blinders...

Sure, maybe this one mistake shouldn't have costed him his life... but it did. How can you seriously just completely disregard his actions and say he wasn't a bad kid? Good kids don't go out riding with their "friends" in a stolen car attempting murder. You know, Hitler was loved by many people too. Interesting, huh?

your an idiot and ignorant -

your an idiot and ignorant - many innocent people have been out or near the wrong place at the wrong time and have died -- 911

Not the first "mistake"

This was not his first "mistake" as you want to call criminal activity. He has a record with many charges. Live like a criminal, die horribly.

Exactly

Exaclty right this was nowhere near his first brush with criminal activity, in fact this isn't his first run in with stealing a car and wrecking it. I am tired of hearing the "one mistake" garbage and how "everyone does these things he just got caught" This is the type of thinking that perpetuates this behavior. Stand up for yourself and be smarter than your peers and walk away. If your unemployed, dropout, unlicensed friend pulls up in a new Lexus show some basic skills and say no thanks. If you don't, take responsibility and the consequences.

It is very sad to see that

It is very sad to see that someone lost their life over what probably was a series of bad judgement calls. I feel for the family and friends of this child. Hopefully this story will make other teenagers think before they make some bad decisions. It is really the driver that will need prayer too. He will have to live the rest of his life knowing he killed someone he was close to and spend time in prison, when if he had pulled over when he was being chased, he could have been in jail for a while and everyone would have lived. SAD VERY SAD

First of all let me begin by

First of all let me begin by saying that my heart goes out to each family invloved in this tragic accident. I do believe that people need to stop and think about what is being said about these lives. Five lives has been changed because of this accident, the four boys that was in the car and the person who was hit. Some of these comments made on here show how some people lack feelings for human life. The driver of the car did not think and made a costly mistake, but if this was one of your children who was being talked so badly about how would you feel. Also was you there and did you know any of them to pass judgement on them. Please be aware you are hurting these families and that they are going through enough, please be respectful. You would want respect for your family.

my handsome aj

SO GLAD GOD GAVE THE BLESSING TO HAVE HAD YOU IN MY LIFE YOU WERE SO FUNNY AND SO SMART. WE KEEP LAUGHING AT YOUR SILLY DANCE AND HOW YOU THOUGHT WHATEVER YOU DID ALAWYS OUT DID EVERYBODY ELSE. I WAS ASKING ABOUT THE SONG YOU WROTE...SURE WOULD BE NICE TO HEAR IT JUST TO HEAR YOUR VOICE AGAIN. ALOT OF YOUR FRIENDS HERE IN JERSEY ARE HEARTBROKEN AND THEY ALL MISS YOU. WE ALL MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU....KASHUN HAS FINALLY DECIDED WHAT KIND OF TATT HE'S GOING TO GET...HE IS PUTTING RIP AJ ON HIS SHOULDER ...REMEMBER HE SAID HE WOULD NOT WALK AROUND WITH ANOTHER DUDE NAME ON HIM....I GUESS YOU ARE SPECIAL

r.i.p

r.i.p aj we luv u and miss u.....nana

RIP AJ yo cousin love you n i miss you so much

My cousin did not deserve to die no matter what he did my family's in so much pain in it will take i while 4 us to get us to this he was so young n now hes not here with us no more in now that he is gone so many ppl care about him n so many ppl want to speak on his death none of us was there so none of us know so nobody has to write to say what they deserved i miss my cousin so much in i go to his house n lay in his bed in cry none of them boys deserve to die i love you aj in i miss you in i know i will see you again R.I.P. Ajene in yo big cousin love you CECE P.S. stop speaking on my cousins death