Poteau woman drowns after vehicle swept off roadway
LE FLORE CO., Okla. – Le Flore County officials say a Poteau woman drowned after her car was swept off the road she was attempting to cross.
Vickie Darnell, 64, was on Gilmore Rd 1 mile north of SH83 at Sugar Loaf Creek early Sunday morning when she attempted to cross a flooded creek crossing.
Officials say her vehicle was swept off the roadway to the west.
Darnell’s body was located out of the vehicle in the creek around 7 a.m. from an airboat.