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Family fights for justice and peace after man hit and killed while changing tire

Posted at 10:42 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 08:22:41-04

BALTIMORE, Md. — "Pain. Anger. Love for my brother."

Those are the feelings Nidra Williams had while she looked at pictures of her brother, 41-year-old Stuart Johnson Jr.

Johnson was hit by a car and killed while he was repairing a tire on a Megabus on the side of the road.

"When I first found out I was in disbelief," said Williams. "The way his life was taken is one of the hardest things to understand."

The driver didn't stop and was later found, but was arrested for something unrelated. She was arrested for having outstanding warrants for burglary and animal cruelty. Charges are pending for the crash against 23-year-old Brittany Walton.

"I just want her to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. That is my peace," said Williams.

Peace and justice, that's what this family is looking for. Johnson was a father to three children, a 17 year old who wants to go to culinary school, a 6 year old and a 4 year old.

"He supported his children. He took care of his children. He was there for his children no matter what," Williams said. "He was an amazing dad. He worked hard for his children."

Williams created a Go Fund Me account for them in honor of her brother, so they can follow their dreams.

"He left before he was able to see what their dream was and to see his daughter become a chef," Williams said.

Johnson's viewing is Thursday and the funeral is Friday.