JOPLIN, Mo. — An Arkansas man will serve about four months of shock time in jail for a traffic accident that killed two Missouri Southern State University football players.
Twenty-one-year-old Jeremy Johnson of Harrison was ordered Monday to also do 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty in June to two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
The underlying sentence was seven years for each charge, to be served concurrently. That sentence was suspended for the shock incarceration.
In December 2011, Johnson lost control of his vehicle on Interstate 44 near Sarcoxie. Two 19-year-old passengers, Diondre Johnson and Michael McCrimmons, both of Springfield, died.
The Joplin Globe reported that a probable-cause statement alleged that Jeremy Johnson was intoxicated at the time of the accident. The group was returning from a Springfield nightclub.