Windsor man sentenced to 8 years for 2015 double fatal crash

Posted at 2:02 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 14:02:31-05

Suffolk, Va. – A Windsor man was sentenced to eight years for a fatal crash he was involved in that killed two people in February of 2015.

Wesley Aaron Johns, 27, was sentenced to four years each for two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Court documents say Johns was texting when the crash occurred around 8:00 a.m. in the 8700 block of Whaleyville Boulevard. The minivan he was driving drifted into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into the PT Cruiser driven by 60-year-old Teresa Brooks Brown.

Both Brown and her mother, 84-year-old Bernice Pong Brooks, who was a passenger in the car, died as a result of the crash.

Johns’ phone was found embedded in the dashboard of the van. Phone records proved that he opened a text message on the phone at 8:04:33 a.m. The crash was reported at 8:05 a.m.

Johns pleaded guilty to several charges in connection to the crash, including possession of heroin, possession of a gun while in possession of a drug,  and texting while driving.

He will be required to go to drug treatment after serving time and will have his license suspended indefinitely.


UPDATE: Two women killed in Suffolk crash identified