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.