Poteau Woman Drowned After Attempting To Cross Flooded Road

LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) — Police say a woman drowned around 4:30 Sunday morning (June 23) after attempting to cross a flooded road in LeFlore County.

Vickie Darnell, 64, of Poteau was pronounced dead at the scene after driving into a flooded creek crossing.

Her car was swept off the roadway, according to police.

Police found her outside of her vehicle around 7 a.m. before recovering her body about 7:40 a.m.

The Oklahoma State Police, LeFlore County Sheriff's Office, Howe and Monroe Fire Departments all took part in the recovery.

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