October 26, 2020

Volunteer firefighter charged with manslaughter after fatal wreck

A volunteer firefighter using a flashing red light to pull a car over occupied by two young women is accused of causing a fiery crash that killed one woman and injured another over the weekend.

Marquise Holmes, 25, was charged Tuesday with culpable negligence manslaughter and aggravated assault. He was being held on a $300,000 bond.

A crash late Friday burned 20-year-old Marniqua Stamps and her passenger, 23-year-old Christina Howard.

Both women were hospitalized. Stamps died Saturday, and Howard is recovering.

Vicksburg Police Lt. Johnnie Edwards says Holmes was driving behind the victim’s vehicle with his red lights on and attempting to pull her car over. Her car ran off the road, hit a tree and burst into flames.

“We’re still investigating, but we do have information to support the arrest,” Edwards said.

Howard remains hospitalized from her injuries in the wreck.

The Vicksburg Post and the Associate Press contributed to this article.