View Full Version : Tomlinson's father killed in car accident

02-23-2007, 08:14 PM
The father of NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson was killed Friday when the pickup truck in which he was riding blew a tire and flipped on a highway.

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

The driver, Ronald C. McClain was rushed by ambulance to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, Morgan said. The 48-year-old McClain is believed to be a relative of Tomlinson's, Morgan said.

Witnesses reported that a tire on the 1969 Chevrolet 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.

Jewel Tomlinson, Oliver's wife and LaDainian's stepmother, said her husband and McClain had been returning to Waco after a trip to the family home in Tomlinson Hill, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported in its online edition Friday. She said Oliver, who lived in Chilton, had been staying in Waco recently while recovering from an illness.

LaDainian Tomlinson starred at Waco's University High School before going on to TCU and the San Diego Chargers.


House of Steel
02-23-2007, 08:19 PM
Damn, this is a tragic event. I extended my condolences and prayers to LaDanian and his family. LT is one of my favorite player outside of the Steelers. This is going to hit him hard.

02-23-2007, 08:29 PM
wow crazy!!!

02-23-2007, 08:44 PM
What a terrible thing to happen, we'll keep good thoughts and prayers for LT and his family.

02-23-2007, 09:47 PM
Very sad. You just never know..... Another reminder to be good to the people that you care for.

02-23-2007, 09:48 PM
Sad day for a great player & person ! My condolences,,,,,,,,,,

02-23-2007, 11:30 PM
I'm very sorry to hear that. Him and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers. It's things like this that make you realize exactly how short life can be and how quickly it can change.

02-23-2007, 11:59 PM
Tragic.....my prayers go out to the Tomlinson family.

02-24-2007, 12:25 AM
Terrible story! RIP

02-24-2007, 10:40 AM
That is so sad, I really like LT alot. Condolences to him and his family.

02-24-2007, 11:19 AM
Awful news... my thoughts are with the Tomlinsin family. :pray:

02-25-2007, 03:26 AM
My thoughts will also be with this family that has been struck by tragedy. RIP