She claims employees at Icon Nightclub should not have served 19 year old Jeremy Johnson alcohol on the night her son died. Jeremy was driving back to Joplin from the nightclub in the car wreck that killed her son Diondre Johnson, and another MSSU football player, Michael McCrimmons.
The crash happened in December 2011 near the 31-mile marker just east of Sarcoxie, killing Johnson and McCrimmons and seriously injuring two others.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an SUV carrying four people, driven by Jeremy Johnson, ran off the westbound lanes and into the median cables. The vehicle flipped, ending in an eastbound lane. Passenger Diondre Johnson was thrown out of the wreckage and was killed.
Then Jeremy Johnson, 19, got out and was walking across the eastbound lanes to the highway shoulder when he was hit by an eastbound car. He was airlifted to a Joplin hospital.
Just seconds later, a tractor-trailer hit the already flipped SUV, killing McCrimmons. Another passenger, 19-year-old Patrick M. Holt of Benton, Arkansas, was also injured.
Criminal charges and other civil lawsuits have been filed over the crash, but this is the first lawsuit to make a claim against the nightclub owners.