Trial underway in road rage crash that killed Denison woman

Jennifer Russell (center) died in 2017.

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - Testimony is expected to begin Tuesday for one of two men accused of a deadly road rage crash in Grayson County.

A jury was selected yesterday for the trial of 21-year-old Tripp Bird.

He and 22-year-old Joshua Haliburton have been indicted on charges of murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, accident involving death and accident involving serious bodily injury.

Both men have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The men are accused of forcing Jennifer Russell's boyfriend into a head-on collision on FM 691 after he spit on one of their cars for cutting them off back in July 2016.

Russell was a passenger in her boyfriend's vehicle. Following the road rage incident, she lost her right leg and was hospitalized more than 25 times. She died in 2017.

Haliburton's trial is set for January.