I-44 crash in Missouri claims life of a Tulsa man

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. – A Tulsa man loses his life in a crash on I-44 in Mount Vernon, Missouri.

The crash happened on I-44 in the westbound lane shortly after 9:00 pm. The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded.

Authorities believe that a Nissan Pathfinder rear-ended a Freightliner Cascadia semi.

25-year-old Luis Javianne Pacheco Lopez, a passenger in the Nissan, was thrown from the vehicle. He died at the scene.

EMS took the driver of the Nissan, 27-year-old Marvin David Hernandez Soto, to Mercy Joplin.


Both men are from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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