Young Man Dies in Tragic Accident

Young Man Dies in Tragic Accident

Tyler Kyzar Killed on Denham Road Last Tuesday

CENTRAL — Two Central young people have been killed as a result of serious accidents on Central’s narrow, two-lane roads.

• Tyler Kyzar, 16, was seriously injured last Tuesday after his car left the Denham Road near Joor and hit a fence.  He died shortly thereafter at Our Lady of the Lake.

• Emily Simmers, 10, died yesterday as a result of a head injury she received Monday morning when her mother dropped off Emily’s brother Ethan at Central High School.  Her car was hit by a pickup truck traveling on Wax Road.

The two latest fatalities are the latest in a long series of deaths which have occurred on the narrow, two-lane roads in Central, especially Greenwell Springs Road, Sullivan Road, Wax Road, Hooper Road, and Denham Road.

Tyler Kyzar had been a student at Central High School until this fall when he enrolled in a small home-
school program here, his father, Joseph Kyzar told the Central City News.

Tyler was a constant fixture at Central High football and basketball games and was frequently in the newspaper with his funny outfits and enthusiasm for the Wildcats.  His best friend, Austin Hunt, is like a brother to Tyler, and Austin’s mother Brandi Bassett was like a stepmother to Tyler, Mr. Kyzar said.

He spoke out and said how grateful he and his family were at the enormous outpouring of prayers and the turnout at the wake for Tyler.  He said he will always be grateful for the support of the Central community.

Visitation was held at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs with services at Journey Church, officiated by Rev. Jason Miller.  Tyler was buried at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church cemetery.

He is survived by his father, Joseph “Squirrel” Kyzar, and stepmother, Brandi Bassett; mother, Lana Aucoin; sisters, Kinlee Aucoin and Blake Fussell; stepbrothers, Austin Hunt, Connor Martin, Zachary and Maddox LeDuff; grandparents, Beverly Kyzar, Robert and Kathy Thibodeaux; stepgrandparents, Johnny and Juanita Bassett; aunts, Paula Kyzar, June Murphy, Tiffany Thibodeaux and Alicia Gibbs; cousins, Cheyenne and Bailey Mack, Blade Thibodeaux, Kayla and Michael Hall, Alexis and Sadie Ardoin, Omariah and Olivia Rheams; as well as numerous extended loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Larce Kyzar; brother, Avery Kyzar; and uncle, Jay Allen Hunt. Pallbearers were Trea Blalock, Ryan Wise, Austin Hunt, Austin Spillman, Timothy Boudreaux, Mason Gautreaux, Devin Croft, Blade Thibodeaux, and Cameron Cason. Honorary pallbearers are Travis Stevens, Michael Hall, Chandler Leiva, and Preston Fondren.


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