Second El Reno Teen Dies After Weekend Car Crash


Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 11:01 pm
By: News 9


Heartbreak tonight in El Reno as a second teen passes away following a weekend car crash. The wreck involved several high school students.

On Wednesday, 15-year-old Karson Baker passed away from his injuries. And 16-year-old Jesse Gorbet lost his life Sunday. It's devastating to the community in El Reno.

Friends and classmates in El Reno remember two young lives cut short in a tragic weekend crash. Baker was the varsity quarterback, with a great smile and loved by all. Gorbet was a football and wrestling star, just as popular and fun-loving as Baker. This town lost two great kids.

Gorbet's family says they were numb the first few days, but the outpouring of love and support has been phenomenal.

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Gorbet was driving five high school friends around, including Baker, early Sunday morning when the truck collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Manning and Britton roads. Gorbet's family says it's touching to see people pull together in a tragedy.

The family encourages the boys' friends to talk about this, learn from it and share stories, even if it hurts, because the losses are a part of them all now.

The two other kids still in the hospital after the crash are improving. Funeral services for Jesse are Friday at 3 p.m. at the Jenks Simmons Field House.

News 9 will pass along the information for Karson's service once we get it.