The 911 call made by Anthony Johnson the night of a fatal DUI accident gives more insight into what happened during Sunday night's accident.
"Two of my girls are in the back seat," Johnson told the 911 operator. "They're dead."
DeKalb County police said Johnson was drunk at the time of the accident. He had his four children in the vehicle with him - two girls and two boys.
Police said he'd been driving along Highway 78, lost control of his car and drove into a wooded area.
"My whole back side where my two girls was is crushed in," Johnson told a 911 operator. "I called back there, they didn't answer. I got back there with my flashlight. I can't see nothing."
He spoke to the 911 operator from a diner where he had walked with his two sons.
The first officer responding described Johnson this way in the police report: "While speaking to him, his speech was slurred. He was loud, and his eyes were bloodshot red. I could also smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath."
According to the police report, Johnson said he had been drinking at his brother's house and was watching NASCAR. Officers noted in the report that Johnson said he drank a beer, a pint of an unknown liquor and a half of a Budweiser tall boy.
He told police he was on his way to pickup his wife when he crashed. According to the police report, he told officers that two speeding vehicles caused his vehicle to lift off the ground and he lost control. Johnson told the 911 operator that another vehicle forced his off the road. Officers said they do not believe there were any other vehicles involved.
Johnson's 15-year-old daughter, Corliss, was killed. His 11-year-old daughter remained in critical condition Wednesday with skull fractures and a possible brain injury.
Johnson was crying during much of the 911 call, just as he has been during his first court appearance on Tuesday.
He was charged with a DUI, vehicular homicide and child endangerment.
Authorities said Johnson has had two DUI arrests before; one in 2002, another in 2004.
"As a parent it's unimaginable how you got yourself in this situation," said DeKalb County Magistrate Judge Alan Harvey during Johnson's first court appearance Tuesday. "I hope your child recovers and that there's not further tragedy in your family."
While leaving court, Johnson spoke to CBS Atlanta News.
"I love my wife and kids. Pray for my child in the hospital," Johnson said.
Johnson is now out on bail and said he would visit his daughter in the hospital.
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