Family of Mishawaka crash victims speak
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.--- The family of a Mishawaka teen who was killed in an accident on Wednesday spoke with ABC57. 18 year old Elizabeth Johnson and her fiancé, 19 year old Clayton McClish, died in the hospital following a crash near the intersection of 13th and Spring Street in Mishawaka.
"It’s been a living hell. I’m in shock, I can’t believe it," said Johnson's parents.
Law enforcement says the accident happened around 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The other car involved in the accident was allegedly fleeing from police.
Officials say they were called to the area after a man tried to kick the door in of a house, he then ran and jumped into the back of a silver Pontiac Grand Prix. That man and the driver fled the scene on foot following the accident and has not been caught yet.
"They were in the wrong place at the wrong time," said Johnson's parents, "You want to talk about victims, I’ve seen this my whole life, I’ll be darned if I watch him kill another innocent child because that’s what he did."
Johnson's family says they will have a hard time finding any joy this holiday season because of the tragic accident.
"She has two brothers and sisters at home and they’re devastated," said Johnson's parents. "Instead of worrying about buying my child a bunch of Christmas gifts, now I’m worrying about what color casket I’m going to put her in. It takes a piece of you."