Truck driver’s inattention reportedly causes fatal multi-vehicle accident in Purcell

Posted on Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at 9:00 pm    

PURCELL, OK (MCCLAIN COUNTY) – A 35-year-old driver was killed in McClain County yesterday after being involved in a multi-vehicle collision believed to be caused by the inattention of a truck driver.

According to KFOR, the accident occurred in Purcell, at mile marker 93 of I-35 S, at about 11 a.m.

35-year-old Nichols Hills man Joshua Leffler was operating a 2017 Ford F150 Raptor pickup truck in heavy traffic caused by construction. His vehicle was struck by the driver of a 2011 International semi-truck, who reportedly did not slow down for the congested traffic.

The truck also collided with a 2018 Chevy Tahoe, a separate 2011 International truck, and a 2015 Freightliner semi.

Leffler was ejected from his vehicle during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The first truck driver was taken to the hospital for the treatment of undisclosed injuries.

The other drivers were not reported as hurt.


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 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.


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