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Poteau woman dies in auto accident

A Poteau woman died in an auto accident near Bethel in McCurtain County Thursday at 2:40 p.m.

Ellen Tom of Poteau was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima south on Highway 259 when a vehicle driven by Nicole Jacobs of Pawhuska crossed the center line and struck her vehicle along with a 2018 Ford F150 driven by Eric Elias of Jenks.

Tom was transported by Air-Evac to the Plano, Texas Medical Center where she was pronounced at the hospital with trunk and internal injuries.


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