Police believe woman hit and killed by car was under the influence

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said a woman believed to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol died after getting hit by a car while trying to cross a roadway early Monday morning.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Janelle Jones, 46, stepped into the path of a car on Airline Highway near Merrydale Avenue just before 3 a.m.

She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the car was not injured.

Investigators said they think drug and alcohol use by Jones was a factor in the crash.

The driver of the car has not been charged.

The investigation is ongoing.

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