Man Charged In Fatal Powhite PKWY Crash Sentenced

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Richmond, VA—The North Carolina man guilty in a fatal Powhite Parkway road rage incident which left a local man dead has been sentenced to nearly 4 years in jail.

Christopher Sessoms received a 15-year sentence, all of which was suspended except 3 years and 10 months, for the fatal September 2011 wreck which killed Chris Fisher.

Fisher died from injuries sustained in a crash prosecutors said was sparked by aggressive driving by both victim and suspect. Prosecutors said Sessoms cut Fisher off, forcing him into an emergency lane where he lost control and went airborne, slamming into an overpass support.

Sessoms fled the scene, in his red pick-up truck and went back to North Carolina. He was extradited to Richmond October 20, 2011 from Wake County, North Carolina. He pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and felony hit and run on May 1, 2012.

Charity Dees, who was riding with Sessoms at the time of the crash, was also charged with felony hit and run, has not been extradited and does not have a court appearance scheduled as of yet. 

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Copyright 2012 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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