SPD charges Starkville man after fatal collision

 61-year old Jimmy Andrew Sims, of Starkville, is charged with manslaughter – culpable negligence and aggravated assault
Logan Kirkland
Staff Writer

A Starkville man is now facing several charges in connection to a fatal car crash downtown that left a Clay County woman dead after multiple people were transported to area hospitals.

The Starkville Police Department charged 61-year-old Jimmy Andrew Sims on Monday with manslaughter-culpable negligence and aggravated assault.

The aggravated assault charge is associated with the juvenile involved in the wreck, according to the press release.

On March 12, 47-year-old Tonya Michelle Graham, of Cedarbluff, was pronounced dead on March 13, from injuries sustained in wreck, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo at 11:30 a.m.

The four-vehicle collision occurred on Lampkin Street, on the stretch of road between Russell Street and South Montgomery Street.

Three other people were transported to area hospitals, treated and released shortly after the wreck.

SPD said three of the vehicles involved were occupied during the collision.

Sims will have an initial Municipal Court appearance tonight at 6 p.m.

Sims is currently in the Oktibbeha County Jail and bond has not been set.