"I tried to grab the wheel and couldn't grab it in time. We hit the guard rail and we started rolling. I'm pretty sure we rolled at least three or four times," Morton said.
Morton said he was letting Murphey drive his truck because they were considering trading vehicles. When the truck came to a stop, everyone seemed to be accounted for, except for Kara.
Morton said, "I went down and saw that she was under the truck. So I went down, all of us were trying to get her out, we were all trying to pick up on the truck. I was trying to get her to talk to me, and she never responded."
Kara was pinned under the truck.
She didn't make it. Now, the ten survivors of the crash are recovering. Morton says his physical wounds are healing, but the guilt he's feeling won't go away.
"She shouldn't have been in the back of the truck," Morton said. "I should have made her get in the front, at least tried. But I didn't and now I feel like it's my fault. I kind of wish I could trade her, because she didn't deserve to die."
Morton said he's processing this tragedy the best he can.
"It made me realize that life is extremely short and things can happen just like that. I didn't realize that until now. Fifteen minutes before that, I was talking to her, we were laughing, and now she's gone."
Morton said he should be released from the hospital on Thursday.