OTTAWA COUNTY, Okla. — Oklahoma Highway Patrol release limited details regarding a fatality crash that claimed the life of a Joplin, Mo. man Tuesday morning, Nov. 9, 2021. 

Jordan Austin, 35, was a pedestrian. He was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The crash closed I-44 west at the Missouri to Oklahoma state line for three hours. 

“Fatality incident occurred on 11/09/2021 at approximately 0624 hours on the Will Rogers Turnpike at mile marker 326 westbound, approximately 13 miles east of Miami, Oklahoma in Ottawa County.”

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Two vehicles are listed in the report. One had no driver or passenger. 

According to the OHP report released Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, the first vehicle is a “2014 Honda Accord unoccupied parked on the shoulder.”

The second vehicle was a 2020 Freightliner driven by Dragan Rakocevic, 37, of Chicago, Illinois.  He was not injured. 

Complete details of what occurred are still unknown. The report states what happened is, “under investigation.”

SCREENSHOT OF OHP REPORT RECEIVED BY JOPLIN NEWS FIRST NOV. 15, 2021. CONFIRMING NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED.

We will update with additional information as it is released by Oklahoma authorities here on our news tab at FSHP.