Judge Terri Johnson killed in wreck

Terri Johnson

Terri Johnson

Wise County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Terri Johnson was killed Saturday evening in a shattering wreck that killed three other people. The accident happened around 6 p.m. about a quarter mile north of the crossover on U.S. 81/287 near National Ropers Supply (NRS) Trailers, just south of Decatur. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper William Cooper said Johnson was apparently going southbound in the northbound lane when she struck an SUV head on. A 4-year-old child in the SUV was ejected. She was flown to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth. Three adults in the SUV were killed. They included the driver, Juan Jose Rios, 31, of Quanah; and two passengers, Amy Dee Culwell, 35, of Chillicothe and Sherry Ann Rios, 50, of Quanah. Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Mandy Hays pronounced all four victims dead at the scene. Johnson’s and Juan Rios’ bodies will be taken to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office, and blood work will be performed, Cooper said. All northbound traffic on U.S. 81/287 was completely shut down, and traffic was rerouted at Farm Road 407 to Farm Road 2264. The road was reopened around 10 p.m.

Messenger photo by Brian Knox

Messenger photo by Brian Knox


Messenger photo by Brian Knox


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7 Responses to “Judge Terri Johnson killed in wreck”

  1. says:

    This is a tragic loss for all of Wise County. I first met Judge Johnson several years ago, when my daughter was participating in Teen Court. She impressed my daughter and that impressed me. Over the years nothing has changed, Terri Johnson has been a great inspiration to many young women. She will be greatly missed by all. My heart and prayers go out to all of the families involved. With deepest sympathy, Kristina Kemp.

  2. Ali Sanchez says:

    prayers go out to Rios & Culwell families
    with deepest sympathy Ali Sanchez

  3. says:

    How awful. RIP Terri and the others who perished. Terri was such a nice person. Prayers for her family and the others involved as well as the injured child.

  4. says:

    This is so tragic for our county and all families and loved ones concerned

  5. says:

    I am not sure where NRS is ??

  6. Becky says:

    NRS is National Ropers Supply on Hwy 287 S.

  7. Difficult to process the depth of tragedy in this… Prayers go out to the surviving loved ones.


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