Vigil held for dad killed in auto-ped accident

October 30, 2010 4:13:55 AM PDT
The woman accused of crashing into and killing a father as he protected his baby at a bus stop is now out of jail. And for the first time, we're seeing the baby who survived and talking to his mother, who saw it all happen. People brought teddy bears, candles and balloons to a vigil where Theodore Jones, a father, husband and talented musician, was hit by a car Wednesday morning.

Friends and family sang to the heavens in memory of Jones, a church organist who inspired others. His wife, Megan Ann Jones, who's nine weeks pregnant, will do her part to make sure their children know their father.

"I have pictures. We're gonna have things to show him so he can be able to keep the memories, even though he had none," Megan Ann Jones said.

Seventh-month-old Seth was with his parents waiting at a METRO bus stop on West Little York Wednesday morning when Houston police say Brenda Gail Johnson crashed her vehicle into Jones and only missed little Seth because his father -- who's legally blind -- pushed him out of the way.

"It's a hindrance right now," Megan Ann Jones said.

The baby did break his arm. His mother considers her husband a hero.

"(Seth) would have been hit first if he didn't move him," she said.

Johnson has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. Prosecutors say she admitted to being under the influence of prescription drugs at the time of the accident. She is out on bond but not allowed to drive.

She would not come to the door when we knocked at her home. The man who answered says the Joneses are in their prayers.

His widow says raising their children will be hard, but she's not ready to blame.

"I'm not ready to judge her," Megan Ann Jones said. "I hope she understands what we went through."

Megan Ann Jones was so composed after the tragedy, but she had to go to a doctor to make sure everything was OK in her pregnancy. The couple also has a seven-year-old son.

Johnson's next court date is schedule for November 19.


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