Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Trooper Roy Jones was killed in a single-vehicle accident while responding to assist the Markleville town marshal and a Madison County sheriff's deputy who had stopped a vehicle they had pursued after running a stop sign.
He was traveling eastbound on State Road 38 with lights and siren when another car pulled out in front of him on a curve. He swerved to avoid a collision and struck a tree, killing him instantly of massive injuries.
Trooper Jones, from Lapel, was assigned to the Pendleton post. He was survived by his wife, daughter, three sons, parents, sister and brother.
United States Army
• In 2019, U.S. 36 between State Road 9 and the Madison and Henry County line was dedicated the Trooper Roy E. Jones Memorial Highway in his honor.