1 dead in Rankin County in Jet Ski accident; 1 arrested

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RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. – One person is behind bars after a deadly Rankin County jet ski accident.

Police arrested John Craig Simpson and charged him with culpable negligence manslaughter. Authorities said the 36-year-old was taken into custody due to the strong possibility that alcohol contributed to the accident. His bond was set at $150,000 on Wednesday in court.

29-year-old Bryan James Bessonette died from the crash.

Authorities said Tuesday evening they responded accident on a lake in the Robinhood Community. The two men’s jet skis collided on the lake.

The accident is still under investigation.

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