Poteau man killed in weekend accident

A Poteau man lost his life Saturday morning in a single vehicle accident east of Poteau. According to the accident report completed by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Justin Ward, 24, of Poteau, was driving a 2004 Kia westbound on Old Highway 112 one mile east of Poteau when he left the roadway and struck a ditch then striking a power pole and overturning one and half times pinning Ward inside. Investigators believe the accident occurred when Ward fell asleep while driving.