LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) – A Troy man accused of being drunk when he caused an accident that killed a 9-year-old boy in Lincoln County last week has a history of DWI convictions, according to court documents.
Police said Randolph James, 32, was driving a pickup truck heading eastbound in the 2800 block of East Highway 47 when he crossed the center line and struck an oncoming sedan around 5:30 a.m. on November 21.
David Simpson, 9, was in the sedan. He was transported to Cardinal Glennon Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Simpson was pronounced dead just before 11 a.m. the same day.
Three of the boy’s family members also suffered moderate injuries in the crash.
James suffered moderate injuries in the crash. He was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving at the scene. Police are currently seeking charges against him.
According to court records, James has a history of driving incidents, including two prior DWI convictions. He also has served time in jail for past assault charges and has multiple traffic violations.
He remains in custody in Lincoln County.