03.07.2011 - Helping a Local Family After a Tragic Accident

MCLENNAN COUNTY (March 7, 2011)--A local father lost his wife and two children in a fatal accident on State Highway 84 east of Waco.

Investigators said the driver of a 2000 Dodge truck headed south on FM 939 ran a stop sign at Highway 84 and the truck slammed into a westbound 1998 Chrysler convertible in which a man, a woman and the woman’s 2- and 5-year-old children were riding.

Lori Gail Gutierrez-Johnson, 25, of Mart, and her children Cinnamon Kashmein Unique Johnson, 2, and Robert Elijah Nadaniel Johnson, 5, died in the crash.

The driver of the pickup truck, James Mark Baize, 40, was also killed in the crash.

Robert Eric Johnson, 25, who was driving the car, was taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.

He was treated and released.

Funeral arrangements are still pending for all four victims of the crash.

If you would like to contribute to the Johnson family trust fund, you can go to the Austin Avenue Bank of America in Waco and make a donation in Robert Johnson's name.

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