WELCH—Mathew Logan T. Hankins, 16, oldest son of Patrick and Trudy Hankins, was killed this evening after he was struck by a 116-car Union Pacific freight train. According to a report from the Oklahoma Dept. of Public Safety, Hankins was jogging southbound on the railroad tracks when he was struck by the train, which was also southbound, near 1st St. & HW 59 in Welch. According to the report, Hankins was pronounced dead at the scene from massive injuries.
Services are pending, but visitation is tentatively set for Wed. evening, Apr. 10, 2013, with the funeral to be Thur. morning, Apr. 11, 2013. WelchOK.com will provide information about exact times and locations when it is finalized and released by the family.
13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words. -1 Cor. 4:13-18 (ESV)