From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A Birmingham man was killed behind his home in the 4300 block of Avenue L. The incident happened on Tuesday, June 30.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said Willie James Jones Jr., 58, died after being struck by his own truck.
According to a coroner’s report, Jones is believed to have parked the vehicle in his backyard and stepped out when it began to roll away. It appears his injury was sustained as he attempted to stop the vehicle.
Jones was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Birmingham Police Department is investigating the death.