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ing homicide by vehicle in the first degree, failure to maintain lane, speeding violations, reckless driving, seat belt violations, lack of insurance, driving while unlicensed, stop and/or yield sign violations, and DUI/drugs less safe. On Saturday, March 20, 2021, around 8:30 p.m. Vidalia police responded to Rigsbee Drive in Vidalia where they discovered a single vehicle in a ditch. Wesley Simpson, 15, was ejected from the vehicle and the vehicle rolled over on top of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. In addition to Simpson, there were three other individuals in the vehicle at the time of the incident. All three were taken to the local hospital where they were treated and released.
The investigation was handled by the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.