County commissioners schedule special railroad meeting

Flowers sit at the railroad crossing where several members of the Goines family passed.
Amanda Corbin
News Reporter

The LeFlore County Board of County Commissioners scheduled a special meeting later this month for action on improving railroad crossings.

The board will meet with representatives from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the LeFlore County Courthouse in Poteau.

The board also will meet with railroad company representatives to conduct on-sight inspections in order to hold discussions and take possible action on improving railroad crossings in the county.

In early August, several members of the Goines family died in a vehicle-train collision at the railroad crossing on Dewey Avenue in Poteau.

The courthouse is located at 100 South Broadway.