Winnsboro teen dies in car crash, funeral services set

Winnsboro teen dies in car crash, funeral services set

HOPKINS COUNTY (KYTX) - Family and friends in Winnsboro are getting ready to say their final goodbyes to an 18 year old homecoming queen, who died in a car wreck.

Daysha Johnson died from her injuries in a wreck Friday that happened on Highway 11.

It happened on Friday afternoon.

DPS troopers say the car veered off highway 11 and hit a tree.

Daysha Johnson was taken to the hospital, but she died.

Trooper say she wasn't wearing her seatbelt -- and her family says it should serve as a lesson to other teens, just how important it is.

"It's just hard, it's just hard," says Sharecka Ivery.

Ivery is still dealing with the painful loss of her younger sister, Daysha Johnson.

"When I say me and my sister were best friends, I'm talking white on rice. My sister would do anything to make you laugh," says Ivery.

Ivery says her sister was popular, taking on the Miss Autumn Trails Pageant, then being crowned homecoming queen her senior year.

"The crowd already knew, just waiting on them to announce Daysha's name. Next thing you know, they announced Daysha's name, the crowd went crazy," says Ivery.

Ivery says Daysha was riding in the car with her boyfriend Robert Humphrey, her nephew Ty, and another person when the car veered off the road and Ty tried to help.

"Ty said he took off his seatbelt real fast, tried to grab the steering wheel, happened so fast.

That's when the car hit a tree," says Ivery.

Ivery says the impact sent Daysha and her nephew, Ty, through the windshield.

She just wishes Daysha had been wearing her seatbelt.

"Her legs would've been crushed, and she would've been really hurt, but I'd rather deal with that than my sister be gone right now," says Ivery.

Still, she and her family are trying to remember Daysha for her fun-loving nature, her smile, and the last note they read from her.

"Happy where I am in life, no regrets at all. That's the slogan we need to use for her," says Ivery.

19-year-old Robert Humphrey was driving.

Troopers say he was taken to the hospital and treated for lacerations.

Daysha Johnson's viewing will be held in Winnsboro at the First Baptist Church, Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Her funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the church.


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