2 Teens Killed in Morgan Crash, 3 Injured


Oakdale, Morgan County (WVLT) - Tragedy struck Monday morning on a rural highway in Morgan County.

Around 8:00 a.m., two cars collided on Highway 299 in the Oakdale Community.

THP says 17-year-old Jordan Langley died at the scene and 15-year-old Jason Neal later died at the hospital.

Three others are recovering at UT Medical Center.

They are 14-year-old Brandon Neal, 16-year-old Josh Brown and 16-year-old Seth Moore.

Volunteer TV's Kim Bedford went to Oakdale to find out how the community is coping with what happened.

Oakdale School consisted of about 600 students K-12.

So this is a small community where everybody knows everybody and they're morning the loss of Langley and Neal and praying for a full recovery for the other three students.

"They came everyday. I expected those boys everyday," says Wendell Ruppe.

Seventeen-year-old, Jordan Langley and 16-year-old Seth Moore never made it to Wendell's Market and Deli Monday morning.

"They were on their way here to pick up a biscuit this morning, I'm sure, before school and that's when the accident happened," Ruppe says.

THP says 16-year-old Josh Brown's Mazda pick-up truck crossed the center line on Airport Road and hit Langley's Chevy pick-up head on, killing Langley and 15-year old Jason Neal. Neal's 14-year-old brother, Brandon, and step-brother Josh Brown are being treated at UT hospital with Seth Moore. Wendell says he was closest to Langley.

"Great guy loved to hunt, always friendly, didn't say a whole lot, but friendly to everybody," Ruppe says.

"He was really nice, outgoing, fun to be around. Funny. Made people laugh," says Erin McGee.

Oakdale guidance counselors gathered all the high schoolers in the gymnasium this morning and broke the news.

"Everybody was crying and just didn't know what to do," says Erin.

School let out at noon today and students say it's hard to believe their friends are gone.

"They come in here all the time and talk and sit with us and eat," McGee.

"It's just a shame, they were young, wasn't even out of school," says Matt Taylor.

"A devastating blow to our community," says Ruppe.

Funeral arrangements are pending for Jordan Langley and Jason Neal.

We do know the Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg is handling services for Langley.

Principal Diane Smith tells WVLT school will be back in session Tuesday, with guidance counselors on hand for all the students.


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