The identity of a teen who died Wednesday night in a car wreck on Old Highway 99 at Oregon Trail Road was released Friday morning.
Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock identified the victim as Cheyllyn R. Collinsworth, 18, from Centralia. The cause of death was injuries related to the crash, Warnock said.
Collinsworth was recognized as one of the top 25 graduating students from Centralia High School at the Rob Fuller Scholarship Luncheon earlier this month, The Chronicle reported.
About 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, Collinsworth was southbound in a red Kia on Old Highway 99 when a northbound driver crossed the center line and crashed into her. The driver, a man in his 20s, was injured and hospitalized. The crash is under investigation by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office as vehicular homicide.
It was the second fatality on Old Highway 99 this month. A May 2 crash killed longtime Bellarmine Preparatory teacher Timothy J. Milnes of Tenino.