Pedestrian killed along Highway 11 in Jones County

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Courtesy Linda Cranford, Jones County Fire Council PIO

A 30-year old Laurel man was killed Saturday night, July 7, when he was struck by three vehicles while walking on Highway 11 near the intersection of Eastview Drive and Highway 11, south of Sandersville.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by Jones County Coroner Nancy Barnett and Deputy Medical Examiner Investigator Ernest Hollingsworth and later identified as 30-year old Antonio Evans of Laurel.

The accident occurred at approximately 9:20 p.m. and medical first responders and rescue units from Powers and Sandersville VFDs responded to the scene.  Also responding to the accident were Jones County Sherriff's Department, Laurel Police Department, Jones County District Attorney's Office Investigator Wayne Black, Jones County Fire Council Chaplain Brother Drew Blanton, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna and Mississippi Highway Patrol.