Shreveport native killed in tragic car crash in Atlanta

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A Shreveport native’s life is cut short during a traffic accident in Atlanta.  Now his family is still trying to come to terms with how his life was taken away.

Myrtis Jones says, “My son put his life in somebody else hand and it should have been different.”

Police in Atlanta, say last Thursday, Mickey Pouncy-Jones was using the ride sharing app, Lyft when a semi truck crashed into the car he was riding in, instantly killing him.

What makes this situation so difficult for his family, is that detectives say the Lyft driver, 29 year old Aaron Ragins ran a red light, which lead to the fatal crash.

Pouncy-Jones grew up in Shreveport, but moved to Atlanta to follow his calling, which was helping the homeless and those in need. He did those things at the Atlanta Mission.

“Anytime it was time to work in the community he was there.  You could always call Mickey Pouncy- Jones to work, anywhere.”

Thursday night Pouncy-Jones’ family and friends came together for a balloon release to remember the good times.

His sister Lisa McDonald says, “He’s the life of the party.  If it was dull, if it was quiet, Mickey Pouncy- Jones was coming in and that’s called a Mickey Pouncy-Jones production.”

But the way his life ended is still hard for his mother to grasp.

“I want justice to be, I want something to be done about this.”

Charges are still pending against the Lyft driver.

Lyft did release this statement: “We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and extend our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends impacted by this tragic loss of life.  We are standing ready to assist law enforcement with their investigation.”

Funeral services for Pouncy-Jones will be held this weekend.

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