Drunk Crashes Into LEO Couple And Their Kids, Critically Wounding Couple

A drunk driver crashed into JSO Officer William Adams and Bailiff Cathy Adams.

St. Johns County, FL - A suspected drunk driver crashed into a vehicle carrying a police officer, a sworn bailiff, and their children early Sunday morning.

The crash happened at around 1:15 a.m. on I-95 near SR-16 while the family was driving home from a sports event, according to WTLV.

As the family was traveling down the road, a second vehicle driven by an allegedly intoxicated 46-year-old woman crashed into them.

The family's vehicle rolled over, ejected Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) Bailiff Cathy Adams, 43, and entrapped JSO Officer William Adams, 50.

According to WTLV, Bailiff Cathy Adams was mortally wounded in the crash, and her family told the news station that she is being kept on life support until her organs can be donated.

Officer William Adams suffered a broken neck in the collision and he remains in the ICU in critical condition.

The couple's teen children, aged 14 years old and 16 years old, received minor injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol arrested the allegedly intoxicated driver, Kim Johnston, for two counts of driving under the influence with serious bodily injury to another person, according to WLTV. More charges will be added soon.

The local news media sent news crews to the front of the Adams family home and they have been asked to leave the family alone, according to the Sheriff's Office

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Adams family and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Comments (17)
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JBo
JBo

Media vultures.

jinx73
jinx73

so sad,prayers for all,truly heartbreaking.

loveanyh2o
loveanyh2o

God bless this family. I am so sad for them.

Buzz17
Buzz17

Oh, my gosh! Terrible accidents like this that are totally preventable if drunks would stay off the roads--these are the worst! Many, many prayers for the family! I pray they will be surrounded by all the support they're going to need to get through the days & years ahead.

mbfritz
mbfritz

Heartbreaking & totally inexcusable!

Jones24
Jones24

This was so avoidable. Fricken Drunk drivers! She altered their lives with a bad decision. Prayers to this family and I hope the bail is too high for this POS!

LEO030
LEO030

Same highway, about 30 years ago, a police officer who I knew, his wife and their two children were 10 miles away from home when a drunk, driving the wrong way (pay attention @Burgers Allday) collided head on into their vehicle killing both parents. The children survived and were raised by their grandparents. This is why drunk driving laws need to be strict and the penalties harsh.

Marxest
Marxest

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Drunk drivers, regardless if anyone is injured or not, should be charged with attempted murder! They know what they're doing is wrong, dangerous and against the law. They should suffer just like their victims. This family has been devastated and this man should pay dearly.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

I hope the husband/family sues the s--t out of her and her insurance company!! And she gets the harshest punishment under the law!! I hope she loses everything!!!