Elderly man fatally struck by allegedly drunk driver in Grady County
Posted on Sunday, April 11th, 2021 at 9:39 pm
MINCO, OK (GRADY COUNTY) – An elderly man trying to load a car dolly was killed after being struck by a driver in Grady County early yesterday morning, according to KFOR.
The crash occurred on Oklahoma Highway 37, east of County Road 2860, at about 3:45 a.m.
When the crash happened, Anadarko resident Artemio Moreno, 77, was attempting to load a 2007 Chevrolet Impala onto a tow dolly attached to a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
A 20-year-old man from Tuttle, operating a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, swerved to avoid colliding with the 2015 Silverado, which was parked in the westbound lane of the highway.
The 20-year-old driver, however, was unable to avoid colliding with Moreno, the dolly, and the two parked vehicles.
Moreno died at the scene.
The driver was reportedly under the influence when the crash happened. Neither he nor his two passengers were hurt in the accident.
This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City pedestrian accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.