Opposing Soccer Team Honors Youngest Oologah Sister Killed In Car-Train Crash


Saturday, October 26th 2013, 10:59 pm
By: News On 6


A young car crash victim who loved soccer was honored fittingly on Saturday.

Hannah Benham was a 6-year-old Oologah girl who died with her sister, Hailey, in a car-train wreck on Sept. 30.

She played for the Oologah Parrots, who had a game today in Skiatook.

But before the game began, there was a surprise.

The Skiatook team signed a banner that said "Playing for Hannah" and presented it to Oologah.

"When tragedy happens, there's a lot of people that need to step up," Skiatook coach Jeremy Chisum said. "And we are all a community, so we try to take it to the next level a little bit. Honor everybody we can."

Hannah's sister Hailey was also killed in that wreck.

She was honored during a game earlier this month, also by a Skiatook team.

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