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

Upcoming City Council Agendas

Here is the upcoming City Council agenda: I.    Call to Order. II.    Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Anderson). III.    Minute Approval.              IV.    Special Presentation. V.        Ordinances – Final Reading:   ... (click for more)

Shooting Of 15-Year-Old Began As Argument Between Teens

According to police, the Tuesday night shooting of a juvenile on Taylor Street started as an argument between the two young men. Terry Marshell Smith Jr., 19, was arrested the following day. Police said the former Hixson High School student shot the juvenile in the shoulder after their argument and then fled the scene.  According to police, Smith admitted to the shooting. ... (click for more)

Better Plan For Walnut Street Hotel

Mitch Patel and his Vision Hospitality Group have unveiled a revised plan for a hotel on Walnut Street. It is much better than the one proposed two years ago. By having no curb cuts on Walnut Street, it makes that special block near the bridge more inviting and safer for pedestrians. Deliveries would be off Riverfront Parkway and hotel access (valet parking) would be off Aquarium ... (click for more)

Thanks For Making The Southern Brewers Festival A Success

Now that the dust has settled I'd like to thank Chattanooga for supporting the Southern Brewers Festival and making it yet another very successful event.    For those who do not know - the SBF benefits the Chattanooga chapter of Kids on the Block and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.  As a partner helping the SBF with volunteers, sponsorships and the overall production ... (click for more)

Orr In On Four Touchdowns, Irish Defeat Pioneers, 34-20

Notre Dame’s Kareem Orr, one of the area’s top college prospects, showed his versatility Friday night while leading the Fighting Irish to a 34-20 non-district football victory over East Ridge at Raymond James Field. Orr caught three touchdown passes, threw for one and had 121 yards of offense as the Irish leveled their 2014 record at 1-1. The Irish play at Chattanooga Christian ... (click for more)

Baylor Comeback Swamps Webb, 34-7

Baylor lost a fumble on the third play of the game and the visiting Webb Spartans scored five plays later, but the Red Raiders came storming back to win their second-straight game, 34-7, over the D-II, Class A two-time defending state champions. Quarterback Nick Tiano, who has already committed to Mississippi State, hurled two touchdown passes and scored a third on a sneak from ... (click for more)