18-year-old man dead in UTV incident in Murrells Inlet

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MURRELLS INLET, SC (WBTW) – An 18-year-old man has died following an incident involving a UTV in Murrells Inlet.

Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol say the incident happened around 1 p.m. Thursday at Wachesaw Plantation East off Riverwood Drive.

Georgetown County Deputy Coroner Chase Ridgeway responded to the incident. Ridgeway identified the man as 18-year-old Matthew Skinner of Pawleys Island. He says Skinner died due to asphyxiation

Troopers say the man operating a John Deere Gator UTV struck a box trailer that was parked in the area. The trailer was on the 18-wheeler but not connected to the cab, according to troopers.

Count on News13 for details as we work to gain more information.

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