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Police identity man killed in vehicle/pedestrian accident

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Police have released the name of the pedestrian killed in a crash earlier in June. Now they need help finding his relatives.

According to a Jonesboro Police Department incident report, 59-year-old George Jones of Jonesboro was killed when he was hit by a 2006 Freightliner semi-truck on the night of June 15. The incident occurred at the corner of Johnson Avenue and Drake Street. 

The report states Jones was walking southbound across Johnson when he was hit by the vehicle driven by Steven Ray Tucker.

According to the report, the area was not well lit making it difficult to see and there were no designated crosswalks in the area.

The vehicle was turned over to the owner and the driver was taken to St.Bernards Hospital to have his blood drawn.

Toxicology results are pending.

Police are still trying to notify Jones' next of kin. They ask anyone who claims to be next of kin to contact Detective Josh Wiiest at 870-935-6710.

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