On March 14, 2017 at 12:20 am the Poteau Police Department were dispatched to the railroad tracks approximately 300 feet north of the Dewey Avenue crossing in the city limits of Poteau on a call of a pedestrian hit by a southbound Kansas City Southern train.
Officers arrived on the scene to discover a deceased white male on the east side of the railroad tracks. As of this time, the deceased subject has not been identified.
The body was taken the State of Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office and the incident is still under investigation.
Assistant Chief Gregg Russell, Poteau Police Department