FORT WORTH, TX, October 5, 2023 – The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim of a tragic pedestrian accident that occurred on Thursday morning on Interstate 35W in Fort Worth. Sonny Johnson, a 47-year-old resident of Fairview St Fort Worth Texas, lost his life after being struck by a vehicle.
According to preliminary findings, Johnson had pulled his vehicle over to the median shoulder of the highway around 9:15 a.m. after running out of gas. His friend arrived with a refill, and both men were standing outside their vehicles when a car, attempting to avoid hitting a semi-truck, collided with them.
Tragically, Sonny Johnson succumbed to the injuries sustained in the crash. His friend was transported to a hospital with severe injuries. The incident is currently under investigation by the Traffic Investigations Unit.
This heartbreaking accident serves as a reminder of the importance of safety and vigilance on our roadways. Our thoughts go out to Sonny Johnson’s family and friends during this difficult time.