Teen killed in Friday night accident

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 09:53 AM.

For the third time in a month the Wewahitchka community has been rocked by the death of a teenager.

Tyler Austin Gray, 16, was killed late Friday night in a single-vehicle accident on State 71 north of County 381A.

Along with his family, Gray lived in Wewahitchka until moving to Marianna and he attended Wewahitchka High School. He has extended family in Wewahitchka.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Gray was heading north around 11 a.m. CT Friday night when it appears he lost control of his Ford F-150 truck and entered the shoulder.

According to the FHP, Gray tried to regain control and over-corrected several times resulting in the vehicle spinning into a line of trees.

The driver’s side of the truck struck a tree. Gray was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gray’s death follows the suicide of two Wewahitchka teens in the weeks since the end of the school year.

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