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Injured El Reno teens recover after fatal crash

Three injured El Reno teens are improving following a crash Sunday that claimed another teenager. Services for El Reno High School sophomore Jesse Gorbet, 16, are set for 3 p.m. Friday in El Reno.
Modified: March 4, 2014 at 8:23 pm •  Published: March 4, 2014

Three teens injured in an icy crash Sunday that killed a 16-year-old driver are recovering in an Oklahoma City hospital.

Jesse Gorbet, 16, died after a wreck about 12:15 a.m. Sunday at Britton and Manning roads in Canadian County. Gorbet was driving a pickup and there were five teenage passengers, all of whom were injured.

Passengers Karson Baker, 15, Taylor Maine, 16, and Connor Ryan, 16, all sophomores at El Reno High School, were taken to OU Medical Center. Josh Castrop and Abby Schwarz, 17, were treated at an El Reno hospital and released.

Tuesday, Baker was in critical condition at OU Medical Center, said hospital spokeswoman Suzie Wooldridge. Maine was in serious condition and Ryan had improved to good condition, she said.

Gorbet was a sophomore at El Reno High School, said Superintendent Craig McVay. McVay said the funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Jenks Simmons Field House in El Reno, 214 N Country Club Road.

School was canceled due to weather Monday and Tuesday, but counselors will be available for students Wednesday, McVay said.

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