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dirty steve
02-23-2007, 05:30 PM
WACO, Texas -- The father of San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson was killed Friday in an auto accident, authorities said.

Oliver Tomlinson, 71, of Chilton was killed in the 1:30 p.m. one-vehicle rollover, said Charlie Morgan, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman.

The pickup's driver, Ronald C. McClain, 48, was taken by ambulance to Waco's Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, Morgan said. McClain is believed to be related to Tomlinson, Morgan said.

LaDainian Tomlinson was returning to Texas after being notified about the accident and his father's death, Morgan said.

Witnesses reported that a tire on the 1969 Chevrolet pickup truck blew, causing the truck to swerve out of control and flip over near an intersection east of Waco near Asa. Both men were thrown from the truck, Morgan said.

LaDainian Tomlinson, who won the NFL's MVP award last season, played football at Waco's University High School before going on to star at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

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Carr Bombed
02-23-2007, 05:46 PM
stuff like this only happens to good guys :dontknowa

texasguy346
02-23-2007, 05:55 PM
My prayers are with LT and his family at this time. Simply devestating news.

Double Barrel
02-23-2007, 06:35 PM
Thoughts and prayers to LT's family. What a tragedy. :(

nunusguy
02-23-2007, 06:40 PM
" Both men were thrown from the truck, Morgan said."
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Obviously a very tragic, very sad incident.
But I hate to say it, but sounds like another situation where seat belts were
not used by the cars occupants.

DRIFTAWAY
02-23-2007, 06:41 PM
I feel bad for him.. my thoughts are with the Tomlinson family.

BleedTheBurntOrange
02-23-2007, 06:41 PM
stuff like this only happens to good guys :dontknowa

So true I wish LT the best and hope he takes this as well as he can.

V Man
02-23-2007, 06:42 PM
stuff like this only happens to good guys :dontknowa

I was thinking the same thing.

My thoughts and prayers go out to LT and his family.

281
02-23-2007, 06:46 PM
dang... that's horrible.

Trap_Star
02-23-2007, 08:57 PM
Condolences to the entire Tomlinson family...

CoachJim
02-24-2007, 01:35 PM
" Both men were thrown from the truck, Morgan said."
***************************
Obviously a very tragic, very sad incident.
But I hate to say it, but sounds like another situation where seat belts were
not used by the cars occupants.

The reports says that they were in a 1969 Chevy truck ... Did that early model even come with seat belts?

HoustonFrog
02-24-2007, 01:50 PM
To a fellow Frog, my thoughts and prayers. A tragedy.:(

StarStruck
02-24-2007, 03:49 PM
The reports says that they were in a 1969 Chevy truck ... Did that early model even come with seat belts?

That was my first thought after reading the seat belt post along with wondering if it was one the restored beauties.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Tomlison's.