Community rallying around Fleming Co. family after teen brothers injured in crash

Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 5:28 PM EDT
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FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentuckians are rallying around a Fleming County family following a car crash. Hoss and Buddy Morgan were driving home from their Senior Day baseball game when they got into a serious wreck and both were taken to UK hospital.

“I heard my wife’s voice that the boys have been in an accident,” said Steven Morgan.

Steven and Stephanie Morgan haven’t left their sons’ side since Saturday. The weekend started off with the baseball game, and the Morgans said their boys stayed after their victory to cheer on the junior varsity team.

They said the brothers were just two or three minutes away from home when they crashed on I-165.

“We didn’t even get all the way up here, people started reaching out,” Stephanie said.

She said Buddy is battling serious injuries and has a long recovery ahead. They said Hoss is back at home recovering with a fractured elbow and heel, but just a few days after being released from the hospital he’s getting back on the baseball field. He’ll be wheeled out in his wheelchair before Wednesday’s game at East Carter to throw the first pitch.

While the family recovers, the community has stepped in. Church members built a wheelchair ramp at their house.

“The members of the football team came out to build and fix fences so we can get all of our cows moved out to the pasture, that would make it easier for the feeding,” Stephanie said.

The proud parents said both of their sons are competitive gentlemen.

“I hate to be their opponent because they’re there to win. Outside the foul lines, that’s all love and smiles,” Steven said.

Now, they’re waiting for those smiles to return. You can follow this link to a GoFundMe that will help support the Morgans as they pay for hospital and transportation costs.

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