53-year-old James Johnson died June 14, 2014, after being hit by an SUV while driving through the intersection of Providence and Wendover Road. Johnson, traveling on Wendover Road, proceeded through a green stop light at which point the driver of the SUV, traveling the opposite direction on Wendover Road, proceeded through a flashing yellow light and hit Johnson. Johnson did not have a pulse at the scene according to persons interviewed by WSOCTV.
The air was heavy at the intersection, and rightfully so. One onlooker who lives close to the intersection stated “by the time I got there – he had no pulse. So, it was a little terrifying, but I tried to help as much as I could.” Adding that she wishes she could give her condolences in person. The driver of the vehicle is praying for Johnson’s family as well.