Charges dismissed against road rage suspect

Road Rage

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office dismissed charges against a woman in connection to a deadly road rage incident.

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Tracy Thorne-Begland told CBS 6 initially investigators thought Charity Dees was driving the vehicle on Interstate 195 in September 2011 that caused Christopher Lee Fisher to crash. Fisher died as a result of his injuries.

Earlier this month Christopher Sessoms plead guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter and Felony Hit and Run in connection with the case. He admitted he was the driver that morning.

As a passenger in the car, Begland said Dees had no legal duty to return to the scene of the crash.

Sessoms faces up to 20 years in prison when he is formally sentenced in a hearing scheduled for July 11, 2012.

During his court hearing we learned the North Carolina man was driving on Interstate 195 in September 2011, when he speed past several cars, swerved in front one and slammed on the brakes. The car ran into the back of Sessoms’s truck. Prosecutors said Sessoms and the driver of the other car, Christopher Lee Fisher, continued to drive aggressively with one another. Fisher’s car eventually crashed and Fisher later died as a result of the wreck.

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