Man sentenced to 3 months in jail for fatal Denison road rage crash

Joshua Haliburton was sentenced to three months in jail for his role in a road rage crash that eventually caused the death of a young Denison mother. (Grayson County Sheriff's Office)

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - A second man has been sentenced after a 2016 road rage crash caused a young Denison mother to lose her leg and eventually her life.

Joshua Halliburton, 22, was sentenced to three months in county jail and seven years probation after pleading guilty to one charge of accident involving serious bodily injury and deadly conduct. His other charges were dropped.

In July 2016, prosecutors say Haliburton and another man, Tripp Bird, forced 28-year-old Jennifer Russel's boyfriend into a head-on collision on FM 691 in Denison.

Investigators say the road rage incident started when Russel's boyfriend spot on one of their cars for cutting them off.

"At some point, it was Tripp bird's vehicle that engaged in reckless pursuit that resulted in that vehicle rolling over. Mr. Halliburton at that time was some distance away," said Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith.

Russell, a mother of two, was a passenger in her boyfriend's vehicle. She lost her leg and was hospitalized more than 25 times. She died in December 2017 from complications linked to the crash.

In August 2019, Bird was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Smith says Halliburton will get some credit for the time he already served.