Tuesday, December 17 2013 6:11 PM EST2013-12-17 23:11:59 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A 13-year-old boy died after sustaining injuries from a car accident caused by an accused drunk driver. Hezekiah Keyon Moss, 13, suffered serious head trauma and was taken by helicopter toMore >
A 13-year-old boy died after sustaining injuries from a car accident caused by an accused drunk driver.More >
Tuesday, December 17 2013 12:08 AM EST2013-12-17 05:08:11 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A 13-year-old boy died as the result of injuries he received when the car he was riding in was hit early Sunday morning. The driver of the other vehicle is charged with DUI and reckless driving. TheMore >
A 13-year-old boy died after sustaining injuries from a car accident caused by an accused drunk driver.
(WMC-TV) - Not only is a teenage boy's life gone after an accident caused by a suspected drunk driver, but a second family member is fighting for life at The MED.
Thirteen-year-old Hezekiah Keyon Moss' family faces one of the toughest trials they have ever been through.
"Keyon loved god, loved his family, charming, outgoing, good kid. Great in school and just a great-all-around young man," said uncle and pastor Linwood Dillard. "All of a sudden lives were changed and taken because of a freak accident involving a drunk driver."
Dillard said the family left a gathering when tragedy struck. His niece is still struggling for her life at The MED and undergoing a series of surgeries. Another family member is also recovering while a different niece received only a scratch.
"This past weekend our family was tremendously devastated and our lives will never ever be the same again," he said.
Johnson turned himself in Monday night on the vehicular homicide-related charges. He has since posted a $200,000 bond.
Dillard said his family is not going to rest until they see justice won on Keyon's behalf.
"We're dedicated and committed to fight this demon of drunk driving," he said.
In life, his family said Keyon danced for the Lord with praises. Now they say he is dancing before the Lord in spirit.
"Ultimately, that breaks our hearts. So it's a loss of a young man that loved this very place that were standing in. He loved God loved the church," said Dillard. "It is hard, very hard ... But the faith that I have in God, I know that that's what's carrying us through."