Prosecutors Consider Charge in Fatal Grand Mound Crash

By The Chronicle

Detectives have referred the surviving driver in a May 17 crash that killed a Centralia teen to prosecutors for a possible vehicular homicide charge, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. 

Cheyllyn R. Collinsworth, 18, of Centralia, was killed in the crash. She was one of the top 25 graduating seniors from Centralia High School.

The Sheriff’s Office has not yet released the name of the second driver, identified as a 20-year-old man. He was seriously injured and hospitalized. He has not yet been arrested or formally charged with a crime.  

Sgt. Carla Carter, of the Sheriff’s Office, told The Chronicle investigators and the Prosecutor’s Office plan to discuss whether they can release the man’s name next week, given the charge under consideration. 

“As of right now, the toxicology reports have not come back from the crime lab … and other variables are still in flux,” she wrote in an email.

Law enforcement responded to a report of the crash at 11:20 p.m. May 17 on Old Highway 99 at Oregon Trail Road. A northbound driver allegedly crossed the centerline and crashed into Collinsworth’s car.