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Vehicular homicide charge added in school crossing guard case

A man accused of hitting and killing a crossing guard in Clearwater last week has been charged with vehicular homicide.

Clearwater police said the felony charge was lodged Tuesday against Julious Johnson, 28. Police said the data recorder in the Cadillac he was driving indicated he was going 70 mph in a 40-mph zone when he struck and killed school crossing guard Doug Carey, 70, on May 20.

Police said Johnson ran away after the crash, leaving his injured daughters, ages 2 and 4, behind. He was later captured nearby.

He also is facing charges of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, child neglect, driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest, marijuana possession and felonious possession of a firearm.

Johnson was being held without bail Tuesday night.

Vehicular homicide charge added in school crossing guard case 05/27/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:00pm]
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