Vehicular Homicide Charge Placed Against 20-Year-Old In Death Of Son Of Survivor Winner

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Blaylon Davis
Blaylon Davis

A 20-year-old Chattanooga man has been charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication in the traffic death of the son of the season two winner of the hit TV show Survivor.

Blaylon Glenwood Davis is also charged with DUI, reckless endangerment, being a minor in possession of alcohol and violating  the financial responsibility law.

In the incident last December, police said Davis picked up 25-year-old Taylor Lee Collins on South Germantown Road.

The victim was thrown from the car when it went off the road, flipped and landed against a house.

Taylor Collins lived most of his life in Knoxville and graduated from Pellissippi State. He had moved to Chattanooga for employment a short time before the incident.

His obituary said, "Though his days were cut short, his life was filled with fun, adventure, friends and family. He loved all sports, especially soccer, snowboarding, wakeboarding and motocross. Taylor also loved outdoors, camping and fishing. His smile, laughter and playful nature will be missed."

His mother was Tina Wesson.

Taylor Lee Collins
Taylor Lee Collins

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