A Yazoo County man was killed in an automobile crash on Highway 49 last Thursday after his small truck collided head-on with an 18-wheeler tractor.
Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers said Adam DeWayne Jones, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene from multi-system trauma. The passenger in Jones’ vehicle was also airlifted to a Jackson hospital, but there was no report on his condition as of press time.
Shivers said the accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Highway 49 East near Carter Hill Road.
“Jones was driving a small Nissan pickup truck when he hit the tractor of an 18-wheeler head-on in the south bound lane,” Shiver said. “Seatbelts were also not worn.”
The accident remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Jones was born Aug. 15, 1989 in Yazoo County to J.R. and Cheryl Alderman Jones. He worked in construction and was a member of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.
Survivors include his son, Nathan Jones of Yazoo City; daughter, Caitlyn Jones of Yazoo City; parents, J.R. and Cheryl Jones of Yazoo City; brother, Johnny Jones of Yazoo City; sister, Tamatha Hearst of Florence; and his grandmother, Bonnie Riser of Yazoo City.