Killdeer teenager killed in out of state crash

FSA Fatal crash accident

On the morning of Sunday, July 19, Skyler Holen, a student at Killdeer Public School, was killed in a vehicular crash out of state.

The Killdeer Public Schools learned of the accident and in a letter to its students' parents, high school principal Karter Kleeman wrote, "Skyler was an amazing kid with lots of personality. He always had a smile on his face, loved to laugh and loved playing football. He will be missed dearly."

Holen would have been a junior this fall at Killdeer Public Schools and was an active member of the Cowboys football team. Speaking with The Press, Kleeman shared his condolences to the family on behalf of the school and community.

"It impacts the community and our kids greatly. Everybody feels it," Kleeman said. "Everybody knows everybody and everyone has some sort of relationship with one another. It will definitely leave a hole in the school."

Killdeer Public School confirmed that they have directed district personnel to be available for students who may need special attention and support following the loss of their classmate.


A viewing will be held for Holen on Fri., June 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Barbot Funeral Home, and the funeral will be the following day at 11 a.m. at High Plains Cultural Center.

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Kayla Henson is a former Dickinson Press reporter.
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