McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

November 29, 2012

Talihina man dies in Wednesday car wreck

By Rachel Petersen
Staff Writer

McALESTER — A Talihina man died Wednesday from a possible heart attack after a car wreck in Latimer County, according to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Weldon Frieling, 70, was driving a 2001 Ford Escape Wednesday at approximately 1:30 p.m., the report states. He was heading southbound on Cardinal Lane, approximately 13 miles south of Wilburton in Latimer County, when the vehicle departed the roadway to the left and struck a tree, the report states.

Frieling was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident and OHP Trooper Josh Davies, of the LeFlore /Latimer County Detachment, investigated the accident.

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