Family Copes With Shawnee Heights Teen's Death

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - "I wish I had legs like you," "You are not forgotten," and "Rest in Peace, Cameron," the messages to Cameron Johnson read.

The Berryton teenager was killed in a one car rollover wreck Saturday evening in the 4500 block of SE 101st Street.

The victim was a freshman at Shawnee Heights High School and a member of the cross country team.

Cameron's father, Mark, described the 14-year-old as fun, outgoing and said he loved to race motorcycles off-road.

Mark says the family has been on an emotional roller coaster since the accident.

Authorities say Adam Erickson, 15, was driving the car. He sustained minor injuries and was the only one wearing a seatbelt.

Three others were taken to Stormont-Vail HealthCare with serious injures.

Hannah Daugherty, Matthew Randall and Brooke Ginter, all 14 years old, are said to be in satisfactory condition as of Monday.

Counselors at Shawnee Heights are helping students and staff cope with the loss.

Principal Alan Beam responded to the tragedy, saying in a statement, "Cameron was a good student with a creative spirit. Whether he was in the classroom, halls or on the cross country course, he was always smiling."

Cameron leaves behind his parents, Mark and Jody, an 18-year-old brother, Sterling, and a 10-year-old brother, Chase.


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