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Zephyr community hopes for full recovery for teens involved in accident

ZEPHYR, Texas - A one-vehicle accident near Zephyr last week ejected three teens from a truck. One teen is still hospitalized.

The accident last Thursday near the intersection of County Road 291 and FM 1467 initially left two teens in comas. Now the driver of the vehicle is at home recovering.

Laramie Seat, 17, was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet pick-up when, Department of Public Safety troopers said, she drove too fast over a dip on County Road 291, losing control of the truck and resulting in the three inside being ejected.

Seat and passenger Timothy Collins of Brownwood were airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

Collins fell into a coma due to his injuries, and Seat was put in a medically induced coma.

The third teen in the truck, Megan Cruz, was taken to Hendrick Medical Center and was released with minor injuries.

Laramie Seat's friends are praying for her recovery.

"We love her and miss her a lot, and we miss her bright personality at Zephyr High School," said Sabree Porter, Seat's friend.

We really love her and miss her and hope she gets better, and send prayers to the family," said Karina Rincon, another Seat friend.

Joan Gibson, Laramie's mom, said the prayers worked because Laramie is home, no longer in a coma, and on the road to recovery.

Timothy Collins remains at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth in intensive care.

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