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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
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.
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
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
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
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.