On Saturday, May 18, 2013, a teenager was killed in a Coweta County car accident on Brimer Road just after 9 a.m. According to the police, no one else was in the vehicle.
The Coweta County coroner identified the body as 17-year-old Tyler Henson. The cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma. It appeared that Henson was on his way to pick up his girlfriend when this tragic crash occurred.
He was driving eastbound on Brimer Road in a Chevrolet Tahoe when the vehicle went off the right side of the road. According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Kelvin Searcy, the vehicle traveled about 200 feet before hitting a culvert, which sent the SUV into the air. The vehicle then struck several trees and landed upside down on its roof.
Tyler Henson was a junior at a private school, the Heritage School, and he was a multi-sport athlete. Sadly, this is the fifth fatal Coweta County crash this year.
In another Coweta County accident on Saturday morning, another 17-year-old teenager was involved in a crash. According to authorities, Dylan Young, of Newnan, was driving southbound on Happy Valley when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a utility pole at the driver’s side door.
Young had to be taken out of his pickup truck by the Coweta County Fire Department and transported to Grady Hospital. Sadly, he suffered a broken back, broken neck, broken pelvis, two broken hips, broken leg, and other injuries.
As Young has many surgeries left to go, a fund at Charter Bank was set up to help pay his medical expenses.
Shane Smith Law extends its condolences to the family and friends of Tyler Henson, and we would like to wish Dylan Young a full recovery.