District Attorney Daniella M. Shorter, announced the conviction of Matthew Alan
Miller, Jr., for culpable negligence manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident
involving death or injury, and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
Circuit Court Judge Tomika H. Irving sentenced Miller to twenty (20) years with
five (05) years suspended, leaving fifteen (15) years to serve in the custody of the
Mississippi Department of Corrections for culpable negligent manslaughter; twenty
(20) years to serve with ten (10) years suspended, leaving ten (10) years to serve for
leaving the scene of an accident involving death or injury; and twenty (20) years
suspended for aggravated assault. The sentences were ordered to run concurrently.
Miller was further ordered to pay $427.50 in court costs. Upon his release, Miller
will be placed on five (05) years supervision.
On October 27, 2020, Matthew Alan Wilson was traveling on Sylvarena Road in
Wesson, Mississippi at a high rate of speed. At the intersection of Sylvarena Road
and Highway 51, Miller ran the stop sign and collided with another vehicle occupied
by three individuals. The crash left one child dead and the driver and another
passenger severely injured.
After the crash, Miller fled the scene in another vehicle he stole from a bystander.
While attempting to flee the scene, Miller attempted to run over a police officer
investigating the crash. Miller was apprehended by the police following a short