POTEAU—A Wister man died in a one-car auto accident Sunday at 4:57 a.m. on Long Lake Road at Ridge Road two miles south and two miles west of Poteau.
Joseph Knight, 37, was driving a 2003 GMC truck and was going west on Ridge Road when his truck departed the road to the left and rolled one time, pinning him. He was extricated by the Poteau Fire Department using the Hurst Rescue Tool.
Knight was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident is under investigation. He was wearing a seat belt. Air bags were equipped, but did not deploy.
The accident was investigated by Trooper Josh Blake #371, aAssisted by Choctaw Tribal Police, Leflore County Sheriff’s Department and Poteau Fire Department.
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