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Teen Remembered After Fatal ATV Accident

Updated: Monday, March 25 2013, 09:32 PM EDT
A Western North Carolina teenager who died Saturday in a four-wheeling accident is being remembered.

19-year-old Tyler Bowman was killed on Cherokee reservation land, near his Swain County home.

The freshman at High Point University, who graduated last year from Swain County High School, was home on Spring Break.

He ran track-and-field for the "Maroon Devils" ad was loved by many.
Gary Hollins, Swain Track Coach, "he had an interesting running style, almost like a deer, kind of loped along the course, but at the end, where we wanted him to be"

Swain County High School track and cross country coach Gary Hollins is among the many who didn't want to be here, talking about this tragic loss.

The people who knew the smiling 19-year-old will tell you he was a quiet leader.  Tyler was a good student, solid athlete and participated in extracurricular activities like yearbook, that bears so many photos of him. 

A proud member of the Eastern band of the Cherokee, one of the participants in the tribe's long distance relays.  He will be missed there and everywhere.

Officials at High Point University say they will be planning a service to honor Tyler in the coming days and that the school counseling center is open for students who may need support.Teen Remembered After Fatal ATV Accident


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