Jet Ski Accident Results in One Person Dead and One Arrested
On Tuesday evening May 19, 2015 at approximately 6:18 p.m., the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a Jet Ski accident on a lake in the Robinhood Community. Rankin County Deputies along with the Robinhood Fire Department, Rankin EOC and AMR responded to the scene.
The rider of the other Jet Ski was identified as John Craig SIMPSON, a 36 year old male from Florence. SIMPSON was transported to the hospital where he was treated and released. Due to the strong possibility that alcohol contributed to the accident, SIMPSON was arrested by deputies upon his release. SIMPSON was transported to the Rankin County Jail where he booked on the charge of Culpable Negligence Manslaughter.
John Craig Simpson will appear before Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel today for an initial appearance.
The accident is still under investigation by Rankin County Sheriff’s Office and Officers from the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.