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Craig County Teen Killed By Train While Jogging On Tracks

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Logan Hankins at the 2012 Welch prom. Photo courtesy WelchOk.com's Facebook page. Logan Hankins at the 2012 Welch prom. Photo courtesy WelchOk.com's Facebook page.
WELCH, Oklahoma -

A 16-year-old Welch boy is dead after being hit by a train in Craig County Sunday evening.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports Mathew "Logan" T. Hankins was jogging south on the railroad tracks near 1st Street and Highway 59 in Welch when a southbound Union Pacific freight train hit him.

The incident happened at 5 p.m. on April 7, 2013.

Troopers say Hankins was pronounced dead at the scene.

The OHP says two people on the freight train, an engineer and conductor, were not injured.

The Vinita OHP detachment confirmed that Hankins was wearing earphones while he was jogging.

Counselors and members of the Ministerial Alliance are at Welch Public Schools where Hankins was a sophomore and a well-liked member of the football and basketball team, according to School Superintendent Clark McKeon.

Students gathered Sunday night at Gatesway Church in Welch to remember Logan Hankins, McKeon said.

Hankins was the eldest son of Patrick and Trudy Hankins, according to WelchOk.com.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Welch Civic Auditorium. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the same location.

Welch Public Schools will be closed Thursday for the services, the school superintendent said.

 

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