UPDATE: Bond is set for Marvin Jones at $500.
Ouachita Parish-- (LSP Press Release) On July 8, 2014, at 9:42 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single vehicle fatal crash involving a pedestrian on U.S. Highway 165 south of Interstate 20.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by 45-year-old Marvin Jones of Monroe, was traveling north on U.S. Highway 165 when it struck a 4-year-old girl that had walked into the intersection at Ticheli Road.
Jones was wearing his seat belt and did not report any injuries. The four-year-old girl suffered serious injuries and was transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe where she died.
Impairment is suspected to be a factor in the crash. A toxicology sample was taken and submitted for analysis. Jones was arrested for DWI and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center. The crash remains under investigation.
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