Treston Johnson WTAMU Student: Full-Story & Must-See Details

The Canyon Police force has witnessed a tragedy that includes a college student jumping off a moving car, resulting in the student losing his life on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. After an investigation that has been going on for days, police finally released reports on what happened.


What Happened?

Treston Johnson was killed when he jumped off a moving car, resulting in serious head injuries.

According to News Channel 10, a group of college students who are in the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega went on to participate in a game where the main goal is to have pledges bring members of the fraternity to the lodge. The goal of this was to build deeper bonds between pledges and brothers from the fraternity.

The rules go along the lines of allowing the member to do anything to avoid being taken to the lodge. It was believed that Johnson thought the event had started and jumped out of the car.

When the police arrived at the scene, they saw Johnson lying in the complex’s parking lot. He was then transported to Northwest Texas Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.


What Did The Police Investigation Say?

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Police investigators said that they have determined there was no evidence that stated Johnson being forcefully pushed out of the car, nor was he struck from another moving vehicle. It was determined that when Johnson leaped out of the car, his head against the impact of a hard surface led to his death. Police said an autopsy was scheduled to be performed in Lubbock on Thursday and the police department would then go ahead to report their findings to the Randall County District Attorney’s office.


Who Is Treston Johnson?

Treston Johnson is a 22 years old student attending West Texas A&M University, located in Canyon, Texas. He was affiliated members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and he is also the President of the Residence Hall Association. The association is currently planning a candlelight vigil to honor his life on Friday, November 9th, from 6:30pm-8:30pm between the FAC and classroom center at WTAMU.

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