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Written by  Friday, 27 September 2019 14:13
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According to Poteau Assistant Police Chief, Greg Russell,  on September 2, 2019 the Poteau Police and LeFlore County EMS were dispatched to 108 North Wilson in the city limits of Poteau on a call of a motor vehicle colliding with a an apartment complex.

Investigation at the scene revealed that Frankie Edward Loubey Jr. (62 of Waldron, AR) was southbound in the inside lane of North Broadway approaching North Wilson in a 1998 Chevrolet S-14 pickup.


According to the passenger, Loubey’s son, Loubey experienced a medical episode while driving that caused him to lose control of the vehicle.

According to witnesses and evidence at the scene, Loubey crossed the centerline of North Broadway, crossed into the oncoming northbound lanes, went into the intersection, and crossed North Wilson. Loubey traveled southeast through the parking lot of a car wash, went through a privacy fence, and continued across the apartment complex parking lot. Loubey’s vehicle came to a stop after crashing into the apartment building.

There were no occupants in the apartment at the time of the collision.


The passenger in the vehicle reported no injury.


Loubey was transported to Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, where he unfortunately passed away due to the medical condition that started the sequence of events.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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