VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- The accused drunk driver charged in connection to a crash that killed a teenage girl and left her friend critically hurt was arraigned Monday afternoon.
Police said 31-year-old Jerode Demetrius Johnson was driving a delivery box truck when he lost control, over-corrected and crossed the center line, hitting an SUV Friday afternoon.
The wreck happened just after 3:15 p.m. in the 2400 block of Indian River Road.
Great Bridge High School seniors Kaitlyn Duffy and Sabrina Mundorff were inside the SUV.
Duffy died. Mundorff was put in the hospital with critical injuries.
These are photos of Sabrina Mundorff provided to 13News Now by her family:
Police charged Johnson with Involuntary Manslaughter, Maiming as a Result of DUI, Felony Hit and Run Resulting in Death, DUI 1st Offense, and Driving on a Suspended Operator's License. Further charges are pending.
"This drunk driver has given them a life sentence forever without their daughter," said attorney Mike Goodove, president of the Southside Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. "Hopefully this other lady can pull through. He can be charged with felony DUI maiming, but that's not going to undo the harm that he's done."
Johnson said at his arraignment he would hire his own attorney and that he wished to have that lawyer prior to his bond hearing.
His determination of counsel hearing is scheduled for June 5.
Great Bridge High School's cheerleading team hosted a memorial and balloon release Sunday at the GBHS stadium.
"Please continue to pray for the Duffy family as well as Sabrina, who is still fighting for her life," read a post on the cheerleading team's Facebook page.
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