Man faces charges in fatal Starkville traffic accident

The man is charged with manslaughter - culpable negligence and aggravated assault.

Posted: Mar 19, 2018 3:50 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2018 8:02 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Starkville man is facing charges in connection with a multi-vehicle traffic accident in the city last week.

Starkville police have charges Jimmy Andrew Sims, 61, with culpable negligence manslaughter and aggravated assault.

Photo: Starkville Daily News

Sims is charged in connection with the accident on Lampkin Street on March 12.

Tonya Graham, 47, of Cedarbluff in Clay County, died of injuries suffered in the accident.

The Starkville Daily News, our news partner, reports bond for Sims was set at $25,000 on the manslaughter charge and $10,000 on the aggravated assault charge.

According to an affidavit obtained by WTVA Sims operated a motor vehicle known to be faulty in such a way that caused a traffic accident.

Sims is expected to be back in court on April 11th.

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