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Monument Remembers Archer City Teens Killed in Car Accident

Archer City is preserving the memory of two teenagers, killed in a four car pile up a little more than a month ago.

Archer City is preserving the memory of two teenagers, killed in a four car pile up a little more than a month ago.

Signs of affection aren't in short supply at Archer City High School.

All in appreciation of two new monuments, benches bearing the names of two teens, who were known for being buddies with everyone.

[Dalton] and Shon both were friends to everybody. Befriended everybody. They were the first ones to befriend an exchange student who came here, that's just the kind of kids you were,” said Dalton's mother.

Dalton Schwartz-Maxwell,18, and Shon Blair,17, died in January in a car wreck on the Kell West Freeway.

Now at this "buddy bench" there will always be a place for these boys' friendly behaviors to continue, and where Shon's favorite message, "Yolo," you only live once, will always be heard.

Just don't be reckless. Yah, that was one thing Shon was too. Cocky, and reckless, and crazy, but he knew his limits. And there was never a chance where he would take the opportunity to give his friends a hug or something like that,” said Shon's sister Breon.

Just like the many hugs here, and the many more this buddy bench will see in its lifetime.

Tuesday would have been Shon's 18th birthday, so it was an extra special day for his family.

The bench is also in honor of Billy Bob Skaggs, the boy who survived the fatal car accident.

One of the benches sits in front of Archer City High School.

The second bench is on the elementary school's playground.


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