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Shady Point man hurt in auto accident

A Shady Point man was injured in a single-car accident Sunday at approximately 3:15 a.m. three miles south of Poteau on Highway 59.

Tanner R. Edwards, 23, was driving a 2015 Hyundai Elantra south when his vehicle departed the road to the right, went over the retaining wall and came to rest in a creek.

He was transported by LeFlore County EMS to Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau and was transferred to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where he was admitted in serious condition with injuries to the head, trunk internal and external, both arms and both legs.

The accident is under investigation by Trooper David Vasquez, assisted by the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office, Poteau Police Department and LeFlore County EMS.

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