The church of Tishomingo dedicates a prayer meeting to the families victims of a fatal accident
Community members gathered at Calvary on Wednesday evening. The pastor told News 9 that now is the time to lean on each other for strength.
The small town of Tishomingo is heartbroken.
“I have never crossed a path where so many people have been taken at once,” said Mike Eklund, the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church.
“Tishomingo is a small community that everyone knows. We are working hard to support each other as best we can,” said First Baptist Church pastor Luke Holmes.
“Luke at First Baptist Church, he called and said ‘Mike, there’s been a horrible, horrible wreckage, can you come to the ER with me,'” Eklund said.
Six high school students were hit at an intersection by a tractor-trailer as they tried to make a turn on Tuesday afternoon.
“All six passengers were killed as a result of the crash in the passenger car,” Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Shelby Humphrey said.
As OHP and the Traffic Homicide Unit investigate the crash, the community remains focused on healing and honoring the victims.
“It was an accident…it was no one’s fault, it could happen to any of us in the blink of an eye, we could have an accident, and it could be our life,” he said. said Eklund.
Calvary Baptist dedicated the Wednesday evening prayer meeting to the victims and their loved ones.
“We may not get answers on Earth, but he will give us complete answers when we go to heaven,” Eklund said.
“It’s definitely a great tragedy that’s hard to find words for,” Holmes said.
There will be a prayer vigil for the community on Friday evening at 7 p.m. on the high school football field.
“Our part now is to reach out to these families. They will never be the same again and we need to love them as much as possible,” Eklund said.