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Missouri Southern student-athlete killed in car crash

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Renard J. Johnson, Jr., 21, was killed in a Ottawa County, Oklahoma car accident Monday afternoon.  According to a release issued by the Missouri Southern State University Athletics Department, Johnson was a Tulsa native and a student-athlete at MSSU.

"Renard was a very well-liked teammate, student and friend," Lions football coach Bart Tatum said in the release.  "His passing leaves a tremendous void for not only our team but the Missouri Southern community as a whole.  Our prayers go out to his father, Renard Sr., and his immediate family especially, his girlfriend Courtney Johnson and his son Jockquez Elijah."

 

The crash

According to a report issued by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, at 2:34 Monday afternoon Johnson was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Trail Blazer westbound on the Will Rogers Turnpike (I-44) attempting to pass a tractor-trailer on the icy roadway.

The Trail Blazer slid out of control, then into the path of the tractor-trailer and was hit on the passenger side by the vehicle.  The Trail Blazer ran off the road and overturned, coming to rest on its wheels.

Johnson, who was not wearing his seat belt, had been thrown from the vehicle.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The highway patrol says the driver of the tractor-trailer was wearing his seat belt and received minor injuries.

 

MSSU student-athlete

Johnson was a sophomore running back for Missouri Southern and was majoring in business management.

After redshirting in 2006, Johnson carried the ball 133 times for 742 yards, and three touchdowns in the 2007 season.  This past season Johnson had 109 carries, 417 yards and one rushing touchdown in ten games.

Missouri Southern sophomore running back Renard Johnson was killed in a car accident yesterday (January 26) afternoon on Interstate 44 in Ottawa County Oklahoma.

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