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Driver Charged in Deadly Henrico Crash Appears in Court

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23-year-old Melissa Haislip was killed in the crash; 2 others were injured. 23-year-old Melissa Haislip was killed in the crash; 2 others were injured.
Jimmy Lee Green is charged with vehicular involuntary manslaughter in connection to the fatal June 18 crash. Jimmy Lee Green is charged with vehicular involuntary manslaughter in connection to the fatal June 18 crash.
HENRICO, Va. (WRIC) - RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) –A man charged in connection with a deadly crash that left a 23-year-old Henrico nurse and injured two others on Old Osborne Turnpike appeared in court Wednesday.

Police confirm that 31-year-old Jimmy Lee Green was driving a car that crashed into Melissa Haislip's vehicle on June 18. Green has been charged with vehicular involuntary manslaughter.

Green has been denied bond because the Commonwealth determined that alcohol and other substances might have been a factor in the crash and witnesses said there was aggressive driving before the accident.

Green has prior criminal history in three states - Florida, Indiana and South Carolina - which include crimes of violence an alcohol and was considered a fugitive at one point. He also has history of failing to appear in court.

According to police on June 18, a Dodge Charger was traveling north on Old Osborne Turnpike. At a curve in the road, the Charger entered the southbound lane of Old Osborne Turnpike. The Charger struck a Chevrolet Camaro that was traveling south on Old Osborne Turnpike. The Charger then continued traveling north in the southbound lane striking a Hyundai Sonata that was also traveling southbound on Old Osborne Turnpike.

Police have identified the victim as 23-year-old Melissa Haislip of Henrico County. Haislip was graduate of Varina High School and Longwood University, as well as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital.

The drivers of the Charger and Hyundai, both adult males, were transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

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