POTEAU—A 62-year-old Cameron man died in an auto accident Saturday shortly after 7 p.m. on Highway 112, two miles east of Poteau.
James Bias was driving east in a 2000 Buick when his vehicle went left of center and struck the 2012 Hyundai, driving by Crystal Kennedy, 62, of Poteau.
Bias was pronounced dead at the scene. Kennedy was taken to Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and is listed in stable condition with trunk internal injuries.
Bias was pinned in the vehicle for approximately 30 minutes before being freed by the Poteau Fire Department.
Both drivers were using seat belts. Airbags were equipped and deployed in Kennedy’s vehicle only.
The accident was investigated by Trooper Michael Scantling, who was assisted by Trooper Josh Blake and the Poteau Police Department.
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