Tyler Winford Owens
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In Memory of
Tyler Winford Owens
May 16, 1989 - March 27, 2012

Tyler Winford Owens beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to many left this earthly life of only 22 yrs and joined our heavenly father on March 27th, 2012.

Tyler had a very kind heart and wouldn't allow for any negativity, he surrounded himself with positive things and was always looking to lend a helping hand. He was very optimistic about life. He could bring a smile to anyone's face, he used humor to brighten your day. He loved the color purple and enjoyed the outdoors. He loved being with friends hanging out and skating. He was athletic and passionate with every hobby he took up. He was a good listener and if you told him a secret he wouldn't tell a soul. He was very trustworthy, someone everyone could confide in. He loved his mother with all his heart and was always there for her. His sister was his best friend and always let her get her way and never complained.

Tyler was preceded in death by his great Aunt Charlene Barker. He was survived by his mother Colleen Khokar, sister Caylynn Owens, cousins Kellie Rose, Alyssa Dunn, Holley Dunn, Hanna Dunn, Brooke Dunn and Shaylee Stevens. Also his Uncle John Dunn and wife Kristy, Aunt Holly Dunn, Aunt Kristie Rose, Aunt Sheila Stevens and husband Jeremy Stevens. His maternal grandparents John and Valerie Dunn and Carolyn and Joe Banville. His paternal grandparents Glenda and Carl Owens and his biological father Terry Owens. He also had many great Aunts and Uncles.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm at Rhoton Funeral Home 1511 S I 35 E Carrollton, Texas 75006. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 3:30 in the afternoon in the Chapel of Rhoton Funeral Home.

Furneaux Cemetery

Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams




A motorcyclist from The Colony, travelling northbound on the Sam Rayburn Tollway, was killed Tuesday night at the exit ramp to southbound U.S. Highway 75 when he lost control of the vehicle in the curve of the ramp and struck the north concrete wall, falling to the ground below./Photo courtesy First Response Photography

Man killed in crash fleeing DPS

Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 1:56 PM CDT
ALLEN -- A motorcyclist, identified as Tyler Owens, 22, of The Colony, was killed Tuesday night while allegedly fleeing from a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper.

At about 8:15 p.m., a DPS officer on routine patrol along the Sam Rayburn Tollway near Stacy Road in Allen observed a Yamaha motorcycle speeding northbound on the highway, DPS spokesman Lonny Haschel said.

The trooper intended to initiate a traffic stop and issue a warning, but when he activated his emergency lights the driver of the motorcycle elected not to stop and sped away from the trooper, Haschel said.

The trooper then turned off his emergency lights as the motorcycle continued to accelerate northbound. The motorcyclist continued to pull away, increasing his distance from the patrol vehicle and took the exit ramp to southbound U.S. Highway 75, at which point he lost control of the vehicle in the southbound curve of the ramp and struck the north concrete wall, Haschel said.

The motorcyclist was then ejected from the motorcycle and fell to the ground, where he was later pronounced dead at the scene by the Collin County Medical Examiner. Owens was wearing a helmet, Haschel said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

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