The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Jones was standing in the center of LA 59 wearing dark clothing. Jones was struck by a southbound commercial motor vehicle. Jones sustained serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital. A short time later, Jones succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
As part of the ongoing investigation, blood samples were collected for scientific analysis. As troopers review collected evidence, the investigation remains ongoing.