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Dylan Morris

UPDATE: OCT. 20 AT 4 P.M.

Funeral services for Dylan Morris are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 24 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Fergus High School gymnasium, according to Lewistown Public Schools.

Lewistown Public Schools also released the following statement:

Sunday evening, a member of the Fergus High School family, Dylan Morris, passed away in a motor vehicle accident. Fergus High School has been shaken to the core. With the support of the Lewistown community and our friends statewide, the healing process has begun. The magnitude of this support is a reflection of the impact Dylan has had on each and every one of us. 
 
We acknowledge and respect the members of the community who want to help support the Morris family and Fergus High School students. However, all remembrances honoring Dylan during school events have been and need to be pre-approved by the Morris family through Fergus High School.

UPDATE: OCT. 19 AT 4:30 P.M.

After hearing of Dylan Morris' death, Fergus High School Football Coach Derek Lear released the following statement:

Our players and staff would personally like to thank the community, Eastern A and other schools statewide that have supported us during this difficult time. This shows you the positive impact Dylan had on everyone he came in contact with on and off the football field or wrestling mat.

Dylan was the heart and soul of our team and of our school. I stress to my team on a daily basis to “Win the day,” I want each of these young men to be the best classmate, student, son, friend and community member. Dylan was a prime example of what the Fergus Football Family is all about.

This week will be especially difficult on everyone involved, but by following our WIN THE DAY mentality, we will push through this together. This coaching staff and team will continue to prepare for Friday night and the postseason with a 1-0 mindset.

I want to personally thank the Fergus High School staff that has helped this team, these students, my coaches and myself through this difficult time. We are stronger together and we are thankful for all you do.

Friday night Fergus High School will be honoring Dylan at our home football game against Miles City. The Fergus Football Family needs your support more than ever.


UPDATE: Fergus County Sheriff and Coroner Rick Vaughn identifies the victim of Sunday's fatal crash as 17-year-old Dylan Morris.

The cause of death is still being investigated by the Fergus County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with Montana Highway Patrol.

Sheriff Vaughn says he knows how deeply this loss is impacting the local community, and extends his heartfelt condolences to everyone who knew him. 

Several posts on social media paid tribute to the teen, who played for the Fergus High School Football team.


MOORE, Mont. - A 17-year-old was killed in a crash near Moore Sunday around 8:30 p.m.

Montana Highway Patrol said in the fatality report the vehicle was going northbound on Trout Creek Road and was not able to complete a right-hand turn.

The vehicle kept going straight through the T-intersection connecting to Sipple Road, went of the road and crashed into an embankment, MHP said.

The vehicle rolled and stopped on the driver's side.

The driver was a 17-year-old boy from Moore. 

Speed is considered a factor in the crash.

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