- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

JENA, La. (AP) - A LaSalle Parish man has died after being run over.

Louisiana State Police say Marcus W. Jones, 43, died Saturday evening after being hit by a truck driven by Brittany N. Walker, 22, of Jena. Jones may have fallen off the back of a truck.

Master Trooper Daniel “Scott” Moreau says Walker hit Jones while he was lying in the eastbound lane of Louisiana 8 near Jena. Moreau says Walker saw what turned out to be Jones in the roadway and swerved, but hit Jones in the upper body.

As troopers investigated, a man arrived, telling troopers that Jones had been riding in the bed of his truck, standing up and holding wooden pallets. When the driver reached his destination, he found Jones missing and doubled back, reaching the scene.

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