Killdeer man’s life cut short in tractor accidentFriends and family will remember a 39-year-old Dunn County man who died early Wednesday morning in a tractor accident as an outdoorsman who loved his family and would do anything for anybody.
Friends and family will remember a 39-year-old Dunn County man who died early Wednesday morning in a tractor accident as an outdoorsman who loved his family and would do anything for anybody.
Craig Skaar, Killdeer, who would have turned 40 in October, along with his wife Tanya, recently bought a house near Stanley where his family is from, his mother Judy Skaar said. He had a chance to spend one night in his new home and was in Killdeer packing for the move when the unthinkable happened.
Craig was parking a 30-horsepower yard tractor in a Quonset at his residence when the accident occurred, Dunn County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Ron Krivoruchka said.
“Basically, he was dismounting from a tractor and got caught by a wheel and got driven over,” Krivoruchka said, adding it was about 12:30 a.m. at Craig’s home near the intersection of highways 200 and 22. “When the tractor stopped it was resting on him.”
Craig and Randy Fournier, Dickinson, co-owned CR Autoglass & Accessories in Dickinson for nearly 12 years, Fournier said.
The two met through mutual friends and Craig took him hunting early on “and it grew.”
“Neither of us were real happy where we were at and the thing was to pursue the American dream,” Fournier said.
See Thursday's Dickinson Press for more on Craig's life.