Police ID pedestrian killed in South 1st accident


ABILENE, Texas - Police have identified the pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle and killed late Monday night on South 1st Street.

According to Abilene police, 57-year-old John Allen Jones -- described as homeless with family in Amarillo -- died as a result of the accident.

The accident remains under investigation, police say.

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A man died on the scene after being hit by a car on South 1 st Street.

Authorities have not been able to make a positive identification of the victim at this time.

The driver, a 49-year-old female, was heading westbound on South 1st, when she hit the pedestrian in front of the Alamo Motel on the 2900 block of South 1st at around 10:45 p.m. Monday.

Alcohol or drugs do not seem to be a factor, but the driver agreed to a blood test. We will update you as we learn more.