A Billings man killed in a Thursday morning car crash has been identified.
Rodney Leroi Jones Sr., 38, died from multiple blunt force trauma after crashing into a tree in the 3000 block of North Sixth Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday. Yellowstone County Coroner Rich Hoffman identified Jones on Friday.
Jones was taken to Billings Clinic where he died about an hour after the wreck. He was not wearing a seat belt.
Jones lost control of his Lincoln Continental passenger car for unknown reasons. He was alone in the vehicle.
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Billings police shut down Sixth Avenue after the crash, from 30th to 31st streets. The area was closed for a period of three hours until the department's crash investigation team finished processing the scene.