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Authorities release names of 3 Billings teens killed in crash



The Yellowstone County Coroner’s Office on Monday released the names of the three teens killed in a crash Friday evening.

The teens were identified as Thomas Christopher Lindsay, 17, Conner Hunter Devere, 16, and Kylie Rae Larsen, 18.

GoFundMe pages have been created for the families of the teens:

  • Kylie Rae Larsen
  • Conner Hunter Devere
  • Thomas Christopher Lindsay

In addition, a GoFundMe page was set up for the sole survivor of the crash, Zac Malcom, to help with medical expenses.

MTN News reached out to family members to learn more about each teen.

Devere died on the scene of Friday’s crash. His mom, Brenda, said Connor loved anything outdoors, hunting, fishing, and he rode dirt bikes, too.

“Conner had compassion for anyone or anything he met. He made a lasting impression on everyone he knew, and everyone who knew him had overwhelmingly positive things to say about him. He was a great kid,” she said.

Larsen also died at the scene Friday. Her family said Kylie was fun and spunky with the biggest heart of gold. She loved to cook and her culinary class.

“We will miss her messes in the kitchen, dearly. She loved her seven siblings and was dedicated to her faith. She was a right fighter through and through,” said a family member.

“We are devastated by the loss of Kylie and her friends, but grateful for Zac and his survival. They are all shining stars in a dark world.”

Lindsay died at the hospital. His dad Todd, said that Tommy “MoneyMan” Lindsay was a multi-time Motorcycle State XC Series Champion.

“He loved to bow hunt whitetails and was a passionate waterfowl hunter, but all of these things took a back seat to football being a Golden Bear. He loved his teammates and coaches dearly. He was lucky to not only meet his hero but grew up with him. It was his brother JJ,” his dad said.

Zac Malcolm, 17, was the lone survivor of the crash. He was transported to the hospital, underwent two surgeries and is expected to be released Monday.

Zac was best friends with Tommy Lindsay. His mom, Jenelle, said that he is very thankful for the community outreach and support he has received.

“He will miss his friends dearly and sends his love to all the families involved,” she said.

(first report) The Billings community is mourning the deaths of three teens killed in a single-vehicle crash.

The crash happened Friday evening near the intersection of 64th Street West and Danford Road when a Chevrolet Equinox with four occupants went off the road, rolled and struck a fence.

Two passengers, a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman, both from Billings, were pronounced dead on scene.

The driver, a 17-year-old boy from Billings, was transported to Billings Clinic for injuries. He passed away on Saturday, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

Another teen in the car, a 17-year-old boy from Billings, was transported to Billings Clinic with injuries. His condition was unclear Monday.

Authorities have not yet released the names of the teens, but in a Facebook post Monday morning the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office offered their condolences and said the teens killed in the crash attended Billings West High School.

The post states:

The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office would like to send our thoughts and prayers to all those effected this past weekend by the fatal motor vehicle crash involving three West High students.

There are a bunch of Golden Bears here at the Sheriff’s Office, but when an event like this happens, whether you are a Falcon, Bronc, Ram, Locomotive, Mustang, or a Red Devil, it hurts. To the sole survivor, we wish you a speedy recovery.

Words cannot express the sorrow we are all dealing with at this time. Search out friends and lean on each other during these tough times. Life is a gift, and you must seize the day, every day until your heart no longer beats.

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