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.