Metro Detroit woman child identified in deadly distracted driving crash

Posted at 11:19 AM, Jul 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 06:51:21-04

A metro Detroit woman and her 5-year-old daughter who were killed in a distracted driving crash on US-23 Friday night have been identified.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Gladys J. Johnson and 5-year-old Za-Kira Johnson were killed in the crash. Both are from Ohio but live in Redford.

Police say the crash happened on US-23 north of Summerfield Rd. around 2:20 p.m. Friday. Johnson was driving southbound in a 2010 Hyundai Elantra when it was rear ended on US-23 by a 2007 Dodge Ram.

Police say 27-year-old Todd Moyer of Holt was driving the truck. It is believed he was texting while driving.

The force of the crash sent the Hyundai into a 2004 Toyota being driven by a 20-year-old from Findlay, Ohio.

Moyer's truck continued on after hitting the Hyundai, striking a 2012 Cadillac CTS with a Troy couple inside.

Both the woman and the child were pronounced dead at the scene.

All of the other people involved refused medical treatment.

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