Fleming High teen dies from crash injuries, vigil set tonight

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FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A teenager injured in an accident two weeks ago in

Fleming County’s Hoss Morgan offers a fist-bump to East Carter catcher Charlie Terry after throwing the ceremonial first pitch before the Panthers played the Raiders in Grayson on Wednesday.
Robin Fleming James | The Fleming Shopper via the Daily Independent in Ashland

Fleming County has died.

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The Fayette County Coroner’s Office says 18-year-old Steven Matthew Morgan died at about 8:50 a.m. Friday at UK Medical Center where he’d been taken following a May 15 accident.

The coroner said Steven Morgan was the driver of a car that crashed on KY 165 — Ewing Road — in Fleming County. He died from complications of blunt force trauma, the coroner said.

According to the Daily Independent newspaper, Steven Morgan, who was called ‘Buddy’ by friends and family, and his brother, Hoss, were in a pickup truck when a tire blew and the truck hit a mailbox.

Both were thrown from the truck, according to the newspaper.

The newspaper reported the two played for the Fleming County High School baseball team and were returning home from a game.

Steven Morgan also quarterbacked the high school’s football team last fall.

Hoss Morgan was released from the hospital a few days after the wreck and earlier this week, from a wheelchair, threw out the ceremonial first pitch to start the team’s game with Carter County.

A prayer vigil is being held at 5:30 p.m. Friday for the family at Fleming County High School.