SHAWNEE, Okla. - Authorities are working to find out what happened after a man having car trouble was struck and killed on the side of the road.
It happened near Shawnee Tuesday afternoon.
"911. What's your emergency?"
"We're on Highway 9, west of Seminole."
You can hear the caller going over what she just witnessed.
She said all the motorists on the road saw the man on the side and pulled as far away as they could to avoid him, but one driver did not see the man who was having car trouble.
"A car swerved. The guy was working on his truck, and she hit him."
"Pedestrian versus vehicle?"
"Yes. He was working on his tire, and he was sitting kind of in the road and she swerved over and got him."
Sixty-year-old Jackie Brooks died at the scene.
The investigation is still in the early stages, but troopers know one thing.
The driver who hit him was distracted.
"There was a distraction inside the vehicle,” said Captain Paul Simmons. "Troopers who are investigating the crash want to talk to that driver more and maybe try to figure out what kind of distraction occurred in the vehicle at the time of the crash."
Cell phones are the number one distraction among motorists and prompted lawmakers to make it illegal to use them while on the road.
One of the most notable cases involves OHP trooper Nicholas Dees who was hit and killed by a distracted driver.
Dees was working an accident.
The driver was updating his Facebook status.
"Technology is so available, and everybody is so connected to that technology, whether it’s a cell or some other electronic device, and people seem to forget that the most important task at hand is the safe operation of that motor vehicle,” Timmons said.
No arrests have been made.