Pedestrian hit, killed on Lenox Avenue identified

Jacksonville police say driver stopped, called for help, but man died

By Brittany Muller - Reporter, Roxy Tyler - Web producer

Billy Jones, 70, family says he was hit, killed by a pickup truck on Lenox Avenue, a couple of blocks from his home.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville police said a man was hit and killed by a pickup truck on Lenox Avenue between Old Middleburg and Memorial Park roads about 10 p.m. Saturday.

The driver called police and remained at the scene while rescue workers tried to revive the man, but he died of his injuries at the crash site, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police and the man's family have identified him as Billy Jones, 70, who lived around the corner from where he was hit.

Jones' daughter, Katrina Nichols, said her dad had three daughters, a son, at least six grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

"People think it’s (the) Daytona 500, but this is a residential neighborhood and they need to learn how to do the speed limit and watch out for pedestrians," Nichols said. 

She said her dad was a funny guy and loved playing with his grandkids and great-grandchildren.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses. Click here if you would like to make a donation.

Police said it's too early in the investigation to determine if any charges will be filed. 

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