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Written by  Wednesday, 09 October 2019 18:32
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Poteau, OKLAHOMA - According to Assistant Chief Greg Russell, of the Poteau Police Department, on Oct 9,-2019 at 1050 am the Poteau Police and LeFlore County EMS were dispatched to the railroad tracks north of the Highway 112 overpass on a call of a collision involving a train and a pedestrian.


On arrival, patrol officers located an unidentified Caucasian male deceased on the tracks.



Initial information gathered is that a Kansas City Southern train was southbound and struck the male, who was curled up, laying on the tracks between the rails.


Poteau Police Department Investigators are examining the scene and an Investigator from the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has been dispatched from Tulsa.



PPD Investigators will work with the ME’s Investigator, KCS Police, and other resources going forward to identify the male subject and try to find out the circumstances leading up to this incident.


David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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