Man sentenced in Richmond road rage death

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The North Carolina man involved in a 2011 deadly road rage accident on Interstate 195 was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The judge suspended a portion of the sentence, meaning Christopher Sessoms will spend the next three years and 10 months in custody.

Sessoms pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and felony hit and run earlier this year.

Chris Sessoms

Chris Sessoms

Sessoms was driving on Interstate 195 in September 2011, when he became involved in a high-speed altercation with another driver.  Witnesses saw Sessoms and that driver, Christopher Fisher, swerving back and forth on the roadway, nearly colliding several times.

  Fisher’s car eventually crashed into a bridge support.  Sessoms kept driving all the way to North Carolina.

After spending 11 days in the hospital, Fisher’s family made the painful decision to disconnect him from life-support.  His mother Janice told the judge in a Richmond courtroom today, “I understand accidents happen, but mercy should not rob justice.”