NEW INFO: Murder Warrant In Deadly 100+ MPH Crash

Troopers say they have a murder warrant out for a man they say was behind the wheel in this weekend's deadly crash in Beaufort County.

Sgt. Tim Crumpler says Adam Simpkins is wanted for second degree murder. Crumpler says Simpkins is on the run, having fled from the wreck early Sunday morning.

The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. on Highway 33 east, near the Beaufort-Pitt County line.

Killed in the crash was Samuel Jones, 25, of Washington. He died at the scene, while two others were injured.

Sgt. Crumpler says drugs played a part in the crash, with one of the survivors telling them all four men were smoking marijuana when the crash happened.

The North Carolina Department of Corrections has a criminal record listed for 24-year-old Adam Simpkins, dating back to 2001. The online records show Simpkins had two convictions for speeding to elude arrest, as well as drug offenses, assault on a female, hit and run, resisting an officer, breaking and entering and larceny. The website lists a June 2009 conviction for possession and shows Simpkins received a suspended sentence and probation.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has released the names of all involved in the accident early Sunday morning on Highway 33 East just off the Beaufort County line.

Highway Patrol says Samuel David Jones, 25, of Washington was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rodney Albritton, 20, of Washington is listed in serious condition at PCMH according to Sgt. Tim Crumpler.

And Ronald Campbell, 20, of Washington was treated and released from Beaufort Medical Center.

Sgt. Crumpler says there was another person in the car at the time of the accident but so far he has not been located. That person is Adam Simpkins, 24 of Washington. His whereabouts are unknown as of Sunday afternoon.

Sgt. Crumpler tells WITN that some of the occupants of the car admitted to marijuana use.

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One person is dead, and two others remain hospitalized with serious injuries after an early morning car crash Sunday.

Sergeant Tim Crumpler of the Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 2:30 Sunday morning on Highway 33 East just off the Beaufort County line.

The names of the people involved have not been released.

WITN spoke with Sergeant Crumpler Sunday afternoon, and an update on the crash is expected before 4:00 p.m.

Authorities say the vehicle was clocked at more than 100 miles per hour just seconds before if flipped several times. Officials say all three passengers were ejected from the car and drugs were involved, but no word yet on whether alcohol was a factor in the single car crash.

One survivor was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The other was taken to Beaufort County Hospital.

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  • by oh my Location: lil dubb on Feb 15, 2010 at 05:56 PM
    They got him
  • by Agree to disagree on Jan 12, 2010 at 05:30 PM
    Agreeing with "Worrying about the wrong thing" If people would stop wasting their time,worrying about grammar and the usage of words,then maybe,just maybe,we can pull together and find this "murderer"..That's why i moved out of Washington because of the people and their stereo-typing..This man been dead for over 6 months now.Let's find him and put him away..I hope he's having a good time,while hes out because hes freedom is about to run out real soon
  • by Worrying about the wrong thing Location: Washington/Raleigh on Dec 4, 2009 at 07:16 AM
    To the person that comment on "Get a Life" Who cares about people grammer and choice of words..I can figure out what she means,so please get off your high horse.That's whats wrong with our society today,people so judgemental.You to busy pointing fingers at the wrong person.It's a man on the run,for murder all you have to think about is grammer.I will love to see your high school report..Do something else with your free time..
  • by to Get a Life?? Location: washington on Dec 2, 2009 at 07:24 PM
    A fugitive was harvested? What the...?? Grammar and correct word choice/usage is the least of worries in Eastern NC it seems. Can one get in trouble for 'harvesting' a fugitive from justice?
  • by To Dummy Location: All Over on Nov 5, 2009 at 06:50 AM
    (Yall so dumb)) Hmmmm,no you so dumb,who cares if they had him in handcuffs and let him go.He til out here hiding and ducking the police.Don't get me wrong,that was a dumb-dumb move for the police.I believer,they just didnt know who he was because he til have other charges pending besides the murder.I hope he stay the rest of his life in prison,for whta he did.This family needs closure.He need to turn himself in and face the consequences that he is facing.I hope he is having fun because when they do catch that a**,he want never see daylight again.
  • by dummy Location: washington on Nov 4, 2009 at 04:13 PM
    Yall so dumb, they had him in handicuffs and then let him go, WPD is not doing what they suppose to be doing.
  • by get a life on Oct 12, 2009 at 01:50 PM
    Since you "soooo concerned,"as you put it,about "grammer".I'm going to need for you to put some commas,where they need to be and please stay on the topic.I should of known,that somebody that obviously,at one part,was harvesting a fugitive,clearly wouldn't know,anything about proper grammer.
  • by To Concerned on Oct 9, 2009 at 05:53 PM
    Yea since you are soooo concerned he is at my house if you looking for him. Why are you so concerned anyway?? Leave him alone and get off his jock. Have fun at your stake out (By the way you spelled stake out wrong it's not a literally a STEAK out!!!)
  • by Concerned on Oct 9, 2009 at 05:54 AM
    I don't understand why,the police haven't caught him,yet..He out of all of them,need it to be caught..I'm sick of hearing about how people seen him in the streets and he's to "whats your face house"..They need to lock up the mother,babymama and the grandparents because,they for sure,definitely know where he is.."2 down and one to go" Adam if you read this,I can't wait til I run across you..I'm definitely calling Alan Jordan,somebody on at the police or Sheriff department..What I need to know is,is their an award for him because if it is,I'll find him..Steak-out and everything..eating off of chips and dip,til I catch you,PUNK!!!!
  • by red rogers Location: everywhere on Aug 31, 2009 at 10:41 AM
    man those who have nothing nice to say or nothing better to do with your life get a job got to school, or to sleep for what???

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