Criminal vehicle manslaughter case from deadly I-81 crash moves forward

The case of a man accused of criminal vehicular manslaughter in the death of a 21-year-old girl moved forward in Washington County Circuit Court on Monday.
The defense moved to withdraw their motions, meaning the trial for John Richards, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., is set for May 11.
Last June, police said he was driving a tractor trailer that struck a Mazda 6 on Interstate-81. Jasmine Rafter, who was sitting in the front-passenger seat of the Mazda, was pronounced dead at the scene. Six people were also injured in the accident.
Richards is facing charges of criminal vehicular manslaughter, negligent driving and failure to control his speed on a highway, leading to a collision.

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