DOBSON — A Mount Airy teen charged in a May 15 fatal car crash in Mount Airy is scheduled to make his first appearance in court today.
Cody Holland, 18, of Maple Hollow Road, is charged with misdemeanor death following an investigation by Senior Officer Ryan Bennett with the Mount Airy Police Department in the crash that claimed the life of Donnie O’Dell Blair, 67, of
Alissa Edwards, 22, of East Bend, who was riding with Holland, was injured in the crash and was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Health. Holland was airlifted to the same Winston-Salem hospital.
According to a spokeswoman with the Surry County Jail, Holland has not spent any time in that facility since he was charged, however, according to District Court documentation, after his arrest, he was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.
There was no attorney listed on his file. During the first court appearance, Holland will be advised of his right to have a court-appointed attorney.
Because of Health Information Privacy Protection Act laws, information about the amount of time either spent in the hospital, their injuries and conditions was unavailable.
According to a police report by Officer J.R. Hodge of the Mount Airy Police Department, Holland was traveling west on Hamburg Street in front of Mount Airy Middle School when his truck crossed the center line and hit Blair’s Buick head on.
There is no set time for his appearance in District Court today, however, court starts at 9 a.m.