Crash Victim's Memorial Disappears Overnight, Family Distraught

It's sadly a common sight along many roads, memorials and crosses marking the spot of a fatal crash.

On 204th and Harrison, the sun beams pierce the clouds lighting 19 year-old Dylan Krula's memorial just perfectly.

"I miss him," said tearful Shari Krula, Dylan's mother. "More than anything in this world."

November of 2013, Dylan was killed in a crash. Just off the road, a memorial matching his personality immediately started to grow; crosses with written memories, colorful flowers, even a few Dr. Pepper's (Dylan's favorite drink).

"All of our memories, messages. This was our place to come whenever I really needed to talk to him," said Shari.

But overnight between Wednesday May 14th and Thursday May 15th, the memorial was taken. It disappeared sometime in the night.

"We have searched for it, I have called the city, the state, Elkhorn and nobody has taken it down," said Shari.

Days later, friends are here rebuilding the memorial. But Shari tells WOWT 6 News it will never be the same.

"I feel like I don't have my Dylan here anymore. This was the only place I could go. This is where I felt at peace with him. And I am starting all over, it feels like someone took him away again," said Shari.

This mother only wants one thing. "Just bring it back, just lay it down, I just I want it back," said Shari.

Right now, the new memorial will stand in the old one's place. It's there to let everyone know that even though Dylan is gone, the memory of him can never be taken away.


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