SC teen killed when inner tube hits piling

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 10:38 AM

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina teen has been killed after the inner tube she was riding struck a bridge piling in a river.

Multiple media outlets reported that 18-year-old Allison Howell of Georgetown died after the accident in the Black River in western Georgetown County.

Coroner Kenny Johnson says Howell and a friend were riding an inner tube being pulled by a boat when the driver turned the boat around and the tube swung into a bridge piling.

Johnson says Howell died at Georgetown Hospital late Saturday afternoon. He says the girl suffered both head and body injuries.
 

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