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Train Strikes and Kills Unidentifed Woman in Poteau

(POTEAU)  A train travelling South near Poteau struck and killed a woman on the Fourth of July. The collision happened about 6:30 p.m. near North Witte Street.

LeFlore County EMS and Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to the accident.

The woman, only identified as a Caucasian female in her mid-40s, was struck by a Kansas City Southern train, and police said that they will release her name pending positive identification and next of kin notification.

Through the investigation, police learned she walked out of a wooded area with a man. The woman and man separated and she then walked onto the tracks.

Police said they think she failed to move far enough off the rail bed when the train approached, before striking the unknown woman.

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