Teen dies following inner tube accident on Black River

Allison Howell (Source: MySpace)
Allison Howell (Source: MySpace)
Allison Howell (right). (Source: MySpace)
Allison Howell (right). (Source: MySpace)
Allison Howell (Source: MySpace)
Allison Howell (Source: MySpace)

Georgetown, SC

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - An 18-year-old girl died and a 16-year-old girl was seriously injured Saturday during a boating accident in Georgetown County.

Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson said that a boat was towing an inner tube carrying two girls on the Black River around 3:30 Saturday. When the boat turned, the inner tube slammed into the Dunbar Bridge.

Johnson said one of the girls, Allison Howell, was rushed to Georgetown Memorial Hospital where she later died.

A 16-year-old, Ashlie Mueller, suffered a badly fractured femur in the incident, according to the Georgetown Times.

The girls were tubing as part of a church trip, according to the newspaper. Howell was a recent graduate of Georgetown High School.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is investigating the accident.

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