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Baldwin County teen still recovering from horrific crash that killed friends

(WPMI) Baldwin County teen still recovering from horrific crash that killed friends
(WPMI) Baldwin County teen still recovering from horrific crash that killed friends

A Baldwin County teen is still in the hospital more than 2 months after the horrific crash that killed his two friends and injured 4 other people.

Chase Langham, 16, was put into a coma after the wreck on June 4, and has been fighting to recover from his injuries.

Shannon Langham said his son is showing signs of improvement, but still has a long road ahead of him.

"He's not really talking but he's responding lately with some blinks. He can say 'Yes' or 'No' with some blinks. Everyday we see more and more progress with him," said Langham.

He said Chase has always been a happy, active kid.

"He's a fisherman. He played sports for Robertsdale High School; football and basketball. He's just a great kid. Everybody loves him," said Langham.

Chase was riding in a Jeep with five friends the night of June 4, when the driver sped through the intersection of County Road 85 and Highway 90 in Robertsdale.

The Jeep slammed into an SUV and two of the teens were killed.

Chase and two other passengers were injured, and a pregnant woman in the other vehicle was forced to give birth early.

A NBC 15 investigation revealed a stop sign at the intersection was blocked by trees. It was later fixed by Baldwin County work crews.

"A teenage child, driving fresh, is going to miss it. I mean, adults have missed it. I'm just glad it's fixed," Langham said.

Now, close friends and community members are trying to help Chase's family. The Langham's are facing mounting hospital bills from Chase's numerous injuries.

A GoFundMe page has been set up and a yard sale will be held to help pay for his treatment.

"It's wonderful. I mean, it's great. I really appreciate it. Especially his prayer page on Facebook. It has skyrocketed," said Langham.

The yard sale fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, August 24 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 26050 Predazzer Lane in Daphne.

You can also donate to Chase's GoFundMe page HERE