Last year, a young woman, aged 24, has admitted her guilt in the tragic incident that resulted in the death of a 38-year-old man. The victim, who was a loving husband and father, lost his life after being struck by a vehicle while riding a scooter on Birmingham’s Five Mile Road.
Erica Nicole Williams, a 24-year-old woman, was originally accused of reckless manslaughter. However, she recently admitted guilt to a lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide, which is classified as a Class A misdemeanor.
On February 18, 2022, Randall Quentin “Que” Johnson tragically lost his life in close proximity to his residence.
Williams received a 12-month sentence under the plea agreement, with six months of that to be served in the Jefferson County Jail. After completing her jail time, she will be on probation for two years.
This week, Williams commenced her sentence as she was booked into the county jail.
At 10:22 a.m. that Friday, a fatal crash occurred in the 900 block of Five Mile Road. The incident was captured on a motorist’s dash cam.
Johnson was declared dead at the scene at 10:26 a.m.
During the trial, Cpl. Janard Feggins, the traffic fatality investigator from the Birmingham police, testified that three witnesses observed Williams driving a white Chevrolet Sparks at a staggering speed of around 90 miles per hour in a 30-mph zone as she overtook them on Five Mile Road.
During the incident, one of the witnesses, Feggins, mentioned that one of the vehicles involved had a dash cam installed. This dash cam was able to capture the entirety of the fatal crash.
During a preliminary hearing last year, a video that lasted just over two minutes was presented in court. The footage depicted Williams overtaking several vehicles before colliding with Johnson, resulting in Johnson’s body being propelled into the air upon impact.
Police arrived at the scene and discovered Johnson’s body in the front yard of a nearby residence, as Feggins recounted. Williams had pulled over, and her windshield had a noticeable hole in it.
According to Feggins, the absence of skid marks at the scene suggests that Williams did not use her brakes before colliding with Johnson.
According to the officer, Williams informed him that she was heading to a funeral in Inglenook and claimed that she did not see the victim before she hit him.
Emory Anthony represented Williams.
Johnson’s passing left a profound impact on his family, including his wife Siobhan and their two children, a 12-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter.
Siobhan shared in a previous interview with AL.com that her father considered being a father his most important role. She fondly remembers him for his constant smile, kind words, and willingness to lend a helping hand.
Siobahn fondly remembers him as an exceptional individual – hardworking, caring, and always ready to lend a helping hand. He possessed a unique charm that endeared him to everyone who knew him.