OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A motorcyclist is dead after he swerved to avoid a collision with a pickup truck on U.S. 98 early Friday morning.
James Richard Jones, 54, was driving on west on U.S. 98 at 1:20 a.m. Friday when witnesses say a pickup truck changed lanes in front him, causing him to swerve into the median and overturn his motorcycle. Friends tell WKRG News 5 that he went by “Cajun”
Jones was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, where he died three days later.
No charges have been filed.
Friends and family are planning a benefit for Cajun Jones Tuesday night at the Green Door Music Hall in Fort Walton Beach.
For more information on the benefit, click here.