Lamar Co. man pleads guilty for 2015 fatal wreck, meth - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Lamar Co. man pleads guilty for 2015 fatal wreck, meth

Jason Michael Backstrom Source: WDAM Jason Michael Backstrom Source: WDAM
  • Inside WDAM.comMore>>

  • breaking

    Man accused of manslaughter, jailed on drug charge

    Man accused of manslaughter, jailed on drug charge

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 2:06 PM EDT2016-05-03 18:06:06 GMT
    Monday, February 26 2018 12:25 PM EST2018-02-26 17:25:05 GMT
    Jason Backstrom/Photo credit: LCSDJason Backstrom/Photo credit: LCSD
    Jason Backstrom/Photo credit: LCSDJason Backstrom/Photo credit: LCSD

    A Lamar County man out on bond for manslaughter in a 2015 fatal wreck is facing criminal charges again. 

    More >>

    A Lamar County man out on bond for manslaughter in a 2015 fatal wreck is facing criminal charges again. 

    More >>
  • Pearl River County wreck kills 1

    Pearl River County wreck kills 1

    Monday, April 6 2015 5:34 PM EDT2015-04-06 21:34:31 GMT
    Monday, February 26 2018 12:23 PM EST2018-02-26 17:23:24 GMT
    Wreck SceneWreck Scene
    Wreck SceneWreck Scene
    A Monday traffic accident claimed one life in Pearl River County.According to Pearl River County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Shane Tucker, Jason Michael Backstrom was approaching the Spring Hill Road and Joe Reyer Road intersection when he allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign, entered the intersection and the back of his vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer log truck around 11:30 a.m.Tucker stated after the impact, the log truck was knocked over with the driver pinned inside, emer...More >>
    A Monday traffic accident claimed one life in Pearl River County.According to Pearl River County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Shane Tucker, Jason Michael Backstrom was approaching the Spring Hill Road and Joe Reyer Road intersection when he allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign, entered the intersection and the back of his vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer log truck around 11:30 a.m.Tucker stated after the impact, the log truck was knocked over with the driver pinned inside, emer...More >>
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Lamar County man is heading to prison after pleading guilty in connection to a 2015 fatal wreck and drug charges.

Jason Michael Backstrom, 36, pleaded guilty to culpable negligence-manslaughter and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Backstrom was charged in the April 6, 2015 wreck that killed Willie H. Simmons Jr. and it was later determined that Backstrom was operating his vehicle in a negligent manner while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

The possession charge was linked to April 30, 2016, when narcotics agents served a search warrant on his Purvis home.

Backstrom was sentenced to serve the maximum of 20 years in prison on the manslaughter conviction. For the meth conviction, he was sentenced to eight years, six of those years being suspended. He will only serves two years for the drug charge. 

The state also requested that the two sentences run concurrently.

Copyright WDAM 2016. All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly