A Shady Point woman was fatally injured in an accident on Latham Road Wednesday afternoon. According to the accident report released by the Oklahoma Highway patrol, Vernon Blake,93, of Shady Point was driving a 1994 Chevy Van six miles west of Shady Point when the van ran off the right side of the road and struck an electric pole.
Alice Blake,91, of Shady Point, a passenger of Vernon Blake, suffered injuries to her leg and hands. Both Blakes were transported to St. Edwards Hospital in Fort Smith by LeFlore County EMS. According the the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Alice Blake later succumbed to her injuries Wednesday night. Vernon Blake is listed in stable condition with chest and hand injuries. According the the report both passengers where wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision and the driver seat airbag was deployed.