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Poteau Woman Killed in Head-On Collision in McCurtain County

On Behalf of | Jan 28, 2021 | Car Accidents In The News |

A fatal collision occurred on U.S. Highway 259 in McCurtain County, near Bethel, on January 7th. Nicole Jacobs, a 35-year-old woman from Pawhuska, was driving northbound on U.S. 259 when she crossed the centerline, crashing into 69-year-old Ellen Tom of Poteau.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Pawhuska driver continued down the roadway, hitting another vehicle driven by Eric Elias, a 55-year-old of Jenks.

Both Tom and Jacobs were transported to Plano Medical Center. Sadly, Tom was pronounced dead at the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the car accident victim.

Jacobs was treated for critical leg and trunk injuries. Elias, and passenger Eric Elias Jr., were uninjured.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Did you know in 2019 there were 73 fatal and injury car accidents in McCurtain County (Broken Bow, Idabel, Valliant)? Of the total 92 people injured, tragically 10 of those individuals died as a result of their injuries.

The sudden death of a loved one is an overwhelming experience. When a death is caused by the negligence of someone else, it is devastating. At Swain Law Group we are committed to helping families throughout Oklahoma get the justice and the compensation they deserve.

The law allows personal representatives and family members of the deceased to file wrongful death claims and recover compensation. You can trust our experienced team of personal injury attorneys with the legal procedures while you focus on what’s most important: family. Please contact our office or reach out with a confidential message to discuss your case.