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Published September 27, 2010, 08:29 AM

Remembering Shyler Harr

Jamestown, ND (WDAY TV) - Friends and family tonight are grieving the loss of a Jamestown teenager, who died in a weekend rollover just north of town. 15-year old Shyler Harr of Jamestown died at the scene of that accident. His passenger, Chance DeCoteau, also of Jamestown is in critical condition tonight at Sanford here in Fargo.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

Shyler was a sophomore at Pingree-Buchanan High school. Today, his friends and loved ones remember him for his love of hunting, sports, and family.

Fall flowers surround a cross in a soybean field where friends and family now honor and remember Shyler.

“It feels like I am in a bad dream.”

One of his best friends Andrew Wegner remembers the 15 year-old as a music-loving basketball player kid.

“He was known as Lil J. When he was happy, he could really make you laugh.”

What about the loss for Shyler's family and his two brothers grieving the loss of their youngest sibling.

“He was a fun guy.”

“Reality hasn't quite hit yet.”

This life cut suddenly short, and his loved ones now left behind to deal with this loss.

“Slow down and enjoy life. Life goes too fast and you need to take it all in.”

Shyler's funeral is set for this Friday at 1st Assembly of God Church in Jamestown.

Counselors at schools in Pingree- Buchanan along with staff at Jamestown high school had counselors in place today to help students deal with the aftermath of the fatal accident.

All the schools activated their crisis teams, which means teachers and counselors work with students who are grieving the loss of Shyler and the critical injuries Chance DeCoteau suffered. The counselors say Facebook and texting have made it more challenging to stop rumors and false information following a tragedy like this and they say it is important for students to come to school to get help and hear the facts from staff.

“It gives us a better way to monitor to monitor how their handling the loss.”

Late this afternoon, the family of Chance Decoteau, who remains in critical condition tonight, said their son is a strong person who will fight his way through this.