Club Owners, Driver in Fatal Mo. Crash Sued
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The owners of a defunct Springfield nightclub are being sued for serving alcohol to a 19-year-old who was driving a car that crashed, killing two Missouri Southern football players.
The mother of one of the victims also is suing the driver in the December 2011 accident on Interstate 44 east of Sarcoxie, which killed Diondre Johnson and Michael McCrimmons, both 19.
Dionne Johnson, mother of Diondre Johnson, alleges that the owners of Icon Nightclub in Springfield should not have served Jeremy Johnson, of Harrison, Ark., who was driving the car.
The Springfield News-Leader reports criminal charges and several other lawsuits have been filed over the crash, but this is the first lawsuit to make a claim against the nightclub owners.