Vigil Held for Midland High Student Killed in Drilling Site Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Family and friends of 17-year-old Francisco David Dinkha gathered on Saturday at Midland Memorial Stadium to share their stories and support after the teen's death almost a week ago.

Dinkha had just finished his Junior year at Midland High School when he died last Sunday in a drilling site accident.

Still no word on the exact cause of the accident which happened in Fort Stockton, but preliminary reports say he and another student were working on a construction site clearing land for drilling.

On Saturday, more than 100 people gathered to pay their respects.

West Texans wrote personal notes on balloons and told stories about how Dinkha touched their lives.