A head on collision occured on Oklahoma Highway 112 near Smart Mart Store three miles east of Poteau at approximately 7 p.m.
According to emergency personnel on the scene, several people were injured in the accident. All the accident victims were taken by LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services to Fort Smith hospitals where a passenger from a silver PT Cruiser involved in the accident later perished from injuries. One person refused medical treatment.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated the crash. Poteau Fire and Rescue along with Hogeye Fire Department, LeFlore County Sheriff's Department and Pocola Police Department responded to the scene.