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Two friends share the life of two people killed in a fatal car crash on Highway 124


On Tuesday, close friends talked about the life of two people from Boonville who died in a car crash on Highway 124 a few miles outside of Fayette on Monday night.

Troopers say the crash killed 20-year-old James Dorman and 19-year-old Ryleigh Randolph. 

"He had just the funniest personality ever and she deserves... she deserved more time," said a close friend of Randolph's, Katelyn Damery.

"He was super smart and you know not all good things happen to good people so... but he was a great soul," said another close friend of Dorman's.

It was around 4 p.m. on Monday, when troopers say a 2006 Chevrolet went off the right side of Highway 124, hitting a mailbox and phone pole before overturning into a tree. 

Avian Thomas, says he was a friend of Dorman's since he was six years old and will always remember the smile Dorman kept on his face even when things got tough. 

"I've never seen James without a smile on his face even when he wasn't happy he made sure other people were happy. He was just a positive light to everyone around him," said Thomas.

Damery was a friend of Randolph's for a little over a year and says she'll always remember the light Randolph brought to her life.

"I wish that I could have spent more time with her and our plans actually fell through... that's about it and I love her so much," said Randolph.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, it's still unclear what originally caused them to go off the road. However MSHP reports within the past year there has been a total of 3 crashes on Highway 124 in Howard County for Troop F.

Of these three crashes, one person was hurt. 

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