MERCER BOY KILLED WHEN HIT BY TRAIN AT COOPERS
Third Fatal Area Mishap In Two Days
Glenn Hancock , 11, Latest Victim of Accidental Death
An 11-year old Mercer County boy was killed instantly Monday afternoon when hit by a freight train at Coopers, bringing to three the number of pre-teen children who died violent deaths in this area the past two days.
Glenn McConnell Hancock, 11, of Coopers, died instantly when run over by the Norfolk and Western freight coming off the Bluestone Branch toward Bluefield about 4:30 p.m. Monday, November 24, 1958, railway officials said.
The Hancock youth was struck by the freight train at the spot where the branch lines goes under the Norfolk and Western main line at Coopers.
Railway officials said the boy had been fishing with two young friends. The two boys with the victim said they went under the culvert where the old Bramwell to Pocahontas road used to pass and young Hancock apparently went over the culvert.
The victim is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Minor M. Hancock, Jr. of Coopers.
Survivors, other than his parents, include one brother, Larry; a 23-month old sister; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Minor M. Hancock, Sr. of Kyle, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wygal of Bluefield.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bluefield is in charge .
Published November 25, 1958, Tuesday in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
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