Man Wanted in Gwinnett Dies After Crashing Car Into Police Cruiser

Jeremiah Johnson, 33, was wanted in Gwinnett on charges stemming from a Jan. 11 traffic stop in Buford, Ga. His 5-year-old son was in the car when he crashed into the police cruiser. The child was seriously injured.

A "possibly suicidal and homicidal" man wanted on multiple charges in Gwinnett County is dead after crashing his car into a police cruiser in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jeremiah Johnson, 33, who was pulled over by Gwinnett Police on Jan. 11 in Buford, led Iowa troopers on a high speed chase Feb. 15 that ended in a fatal crash. According to the Des Moines Register, speeds during the chase reached 110 miles per hour. Johnson's 5-year-old son, Johnnathan Johnson, was in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

After the crash, the child was found crying on the floorboard of the car, behind the driver’s seat under a pile of clothes, the newspaper reported. The child was seriously injured and transported to Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines. The child's current condition is not known.

Johnson had been on the run with his son for several months. The child had been reported missing and endangered in November of 2012.

Visit the Des Moines Register to see dash cam video of the crash.

See also: 'Possibly Suicidal and Homicidal' Man Flees From Police During Buford Traffic Stop


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