Dylan Bazzell and Drew Fehr, two high school athletes, were killed in a tragic sledding accident at Copper Mountain Ski Resort over the weekend, per a TMZ report. 

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office said that the incident happened at the said resort in Frisco around 8:35 PM on March 19. They said that the duo’s sled launched off a massive snowbank at the bottom of a half pipe. 

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“The two individuals came down hard on the hard ice below,” police said, “causing blunt force trauma.”

Who are Dylan Bazzell and Drew Fehr? 

Dylan Bazzell and Drew Fehr are 17 and 18 years old respectively. They were students at the Prairie Central school district. Although the police did not reveal their names, the schol district, in a letter to the community, confirmed tha the duo died in the accident while on spring break at the Colorado resort on March 19. 

“For those of you who read our earlier memo, you know that we withheld the names of our beloved students who passed last night until family granted us permission to release them,” the school district said in a statement. 

“With this permission, we would like to ask that you keep the families of Dylan Bazzell and Drew Fehr in your prayers.”

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The statement further said that the students and staff of the school gathered at the Baptist Church in Fairbury “to grieve together and begin the healing process.” They also created a Google form for the students to seek additional help in dealing with the grief.

 “As we know, ‘it takes a village’ to raise a child, and it will take all of us working together to comfort and support our children through this tragic event. Please do not hesitate to contact us with needs,” the statement said in conclusion.