Trial in Jackson fatal crash set for April - - Jackson, MS

Trial in Jackson fatal crash set for April

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The driver involved in a crash that killed a retired Jackson teacher in November 2009 is expected to go to trial in April.

Twenty-9-year-old Timothy Odies is charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. Odies is out of jail on a $30,000 bond.

The Clarion-Ledger reports Odies' trial was delayed last month because his attorney had a conflict. It is rescheduled for April 11.

Police say Odies was driving his SUV when he ran a red light and hit a vehicle being driving by 61-year-old Billie Jefferson. Police say Jefferson was killed and her 13-year-old granddaughter and her granddaughter's friend, both passengers, were hospitalized.

A Hinds County grand jury indicted Odies in October almost a year after the crash.

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