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UPDATE: Tunnel Hill teen killed in wreck

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TUNNEL HILL, CATOOSA COUNTY (WRCB) -- The untimely death of 18-year-old Jeremy Morrison has his uncle, Ronnie Brown, reeling in hurt.

He talked to Jeremy before the wreck that took his life early Monday Morning.

We are told his Honda Civic lost control on Lafayette Road and hit a wall around 2:40 A.M.

Two passengers sustained cuts and bruises.

Another passenger, a 13-year-old female, was taken to Hutchinson Medical Center.

Morrison died on impact.

Brown said, "He was a good kid and I was really shocked and of course the entire family is."

Austin Luffman, a friend of Jeremy Morrison, said, "I still can't believe it. I don't think it will hit me until the funeral."

Luffman graduated with Jeremy from Ringgold High School in May and was supposed to be in the car the night Jeremy was killed.

Jeremy, we're told, was a always the life of the party.

Luffman said, "He was the class clown. Everybody knew him. He was always laughing. It was hard to get him in a bad mood."

Investigators said Morrison wasn't wearing a seatbelt and may have been distracted by a cell phone.

His last post on his face book page reads, man this wild, posted just one hour before he died.

Austin said if he had gone out that night, it may have had a different outcome.

"I'm thankful, but like me and my friends were saying, maybe if we would have been in the car, we could have seen the road when he wasn't paying attention and we could have stopped it," Luffman said.

We are told Morrison wanted to go to welding school.

The family will be until 9:00 P.M. Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home and Wednesday 11 A.M. to 9 P.M.

The funeral is Thursday.

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