Centerville Teen Dies in Crash

CRASH -- A head-on collision on Hwy 7 in Centerville on Tuesday afternoon, November 21st, claimed the life of Centerville High School junior Timothy Ray “Tim” Yow.

Tragedy struck the Centerville community on Tuesday, November 21st, when a teen was killed in a head-on collision on Hwy 7. Sixteen year old Timothy Ray ?Tim? Yow, a junior at Centerville High School passed away in the wreck.

At 12:48pm, a red 2000 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Yow was traveling eastbound on Hwy 7 in Centerville approaching CR 2011. A gray 2016 Chevrolet Traverse SUV driven by Charles Woodward was traveling westbound on Hwy 7 approaching CR 2011. Yow came over a hillcrest and observed a vehicle waiting to turn on to CR 2011. Yow applied brakes and swerved left. Woodward swerved right, but was unable to avoid being struck by Yow.

Yow, a member of the Centerville Tiger football team, was heading home from practice as the Tigers prepared for a playoff game. He was wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead by JP Jerry Grimes. His body was picked up by Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. Funeral services for Yow were held on Saturday, November 25th, at 11am at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville.

Passengers in the SUV were Woodard?s wife Margaret Woodard and grandsons Collin Kuehn and Douglas Kuehn. Charles, age 67, and Margaret, age 66, were flown to Scott & White in Temple. Collin, age 4, and Douglas, age 7, were taken to St. Joseph?s ER by EMS. All were wearing seatbelts.

Investigating the crash was DPS Trooper Shane Guyton. Assisting at the scene were Centerville and Jewett EMS, Centerville VFD, and the Leon County Sheriff?s Office.