Wednesday crash in Lowndes claims life of Auburn quarterback’s grandfather

Published 10:33 am Thursday, August 25, 2016

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By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal
A single-vehicle crash on Alabama 21 one mile north of Hayneville, Wednesday, Aug. 24, claimed the life of the grandfather of Auburn University quarterback Jeremy Johnson.

Steve Jarrett of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said Ojedita Johnson, 65, of Montgomery was killed when the 2008 Ford Ranger he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree.

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Auburn University Athletics Communications cited other sources to confirm  Ojedita Johnson was the grandfather of Jeremy Johnson.

Auburn University head football coach Gus Malzahn said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeremy (Johnson) and his family during this difficult time.”

Jarrett said, “Johnson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at Baptist Medical Center South.”

He said The crash occurred at 9:30 a.m. on Alabama 21 one mile north of Hayneville.
He also said nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.