Green, 29, is facing 20 charges, including DUI manslaughter. As of Wednesday, he was still being held in Broward County Jail in southeastern Florida on bonds totaling $194,000.
According to police, the multi-vehicle, chain-reaction crash started about 6 a.m. August 18 on I-75 northbound in Pembroke Pines when Green lost control of the 2011 Dodge Durango he was driving and veered into the path of a tractor-trailer.
Those vehicles then struck three cars, including a 2007 Toyota Yaris, killing two passengers and seriously injuring the driver and another passenger. As InterMat reported last August, Green sustained minor injuries.
The Sun-Sentinel newspaper stated that investigators noted that Green showed signs of impairment, including slurred speech. Toxicology tests later confirmed the presence of drugs and alcohol.
Investigators recovered a plastic bag from Green’s Durango which tested positive for cocaine.
“Green’s normal faculties were impaired by alcoholic beverages and/or controlled substance at the time the crash occurred,” according to the arrest report.
Further investigation revealed Green was driving on a second suspended license and was not wearing a seat belt at the time of last summer’s fatal crash.
In the ten months since being involved in a fatal crash, Green has fought three times in the UFC, posting a 2-1 mark in the Octagon. He last appeared at UFC Fight Night 152 on May 18, when he captured a unanimous decision victory over Charles Jourdain in a lightweight (155-pound) bout.
Green, who has also competed in Bellator and Titan FC promotions, is 23-8 in a pro career he launched in April 2012.
Prior to entering MMA competition, Green made a name for himself in amateur wrestling in upstate New York. The Rochester native was a New York state wrestling champ for Rush-Henrietta High School. Green later wrestled for University at Buffalo, where he was a two-time MAC (Mid-American Conference) wrestling champion.