Father Of Man Killed In Easter Wreck Has Died

April 30, 2019

A man involved in a traffic crash on Easter Sunday has died from his injuries.

Randy Riley, 49, passed away at Baptist Hospital on Monday. His son, 22-year-old Nelson Riley, was killed in the collision that happened at Fairfield Drive and W Street.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 47-year old Marie Ann Simpkins (pictured) failed to stop her Hyundai Sonata at a red traffic signal at Fairfield Drive and W Street about 4:30 p.m. and collided with a Ford Mustang driven by Randy Riley.

Simpkins’ vehicle also hit a Nissan Murano drive by Gladys Taylor, who suffered minor injuries.

Two passengers in Simpkins’ car, 19-year old Jobe Simpkins and a 4-year old, were also transported to the hospital.

Simpkins was charged with vehicular manslaughter, DUI manslaughter, DUI with serious bodily injury and reckless driving. She was booked into the Escambia Jail after the crash and remains behind bars with bond set at $701,000.


5 Responses to “Father Of Man Killed In Easter Wreck Has Died”

  1. Charlotte Bates on April 30th, 2019 9:32 am

    She has a bond????? Really???? In my opinion, she murdered two people. She drank and drove, killing two people, which in my opinion is second degree murder. Oh yeah, give her bond, so someone can get her out, and she can kill someone again. Yeah. Makes perfect sense to me.

  2. Wise years on April 30th, 2019 9:03 am

    I don’t know how this complies with Bond law…

  3. mike on April 30th, 2019 7:39 am

    My sweet mother – in – law was killed by an impaired driver 12/19/03. I have seen the incredible (sudden) heartbreak that both families endure.
    So senseless and avoidable. Heavy heart for all involved.

  4. just sayin on April 30th, 2019 6:09 am

    Such awful news.

  5. Davis on April 30th, 2019 2:47 am

    Expedite the trial, put the drunk in prison…