Texas man killed after being rear-ended by semi-truck in McClain Co.

Posted on Sunday, October 4th, 2020 at 2:31 pm    

PURCELL, OK (MCCLAIN COUNTY) – A man from Texas is dead after he was rear-ended by the driver of a semi-truck in an accident in McClain County Friday afternoon, according to KFOR.

The crash happened on southbound I-35 at about 4:30 p.m. when 56-year-old Antonio D. Retana, of Forney, Texas, swerved to avoid colliding with a construction site.

The driver of a 2013 Volvo semi-truck then hit the back of Retana’s car, a 2016 Jeep Wrangler.

Retana was pinned in the wreckage of the Jeep before being rescued by emergency crews and taken to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center for the treatment of critical injuries. He later died there of his injuries.

The identity of the truck driver, who was not reported as injured, was not revealed.

According to the report, distracted driving was the cause of the crash.

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 truck 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.


Voted Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm

Oklahomans across the state have recognized the Abel Law Firm's unique heritage as a statewide institution. Founded by Ed Abel, and today led by his son, Luke Abel, our personal injury law firm has become synonymous with empathy, compassion, and the highest professional performance serving our neighbors. Our family has sought to leave a profound impact upon the State of Oklahoma. We appreciate that former Governor Mary Fallin recognized that dedication when she declared May 1st "Ed Abel Day."

To be named Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm is humbling. We are grateful to have won this prestigious honor. We work every day to earn the trust of those we serve: Oklahoma families who are facing some of the most difficulty days of their lives due to the negligence of others. It is our intention and resolve to continue to be deserving of the faith Oklahomans have placed in our family's law firm. Thank you!

Get a free case review