UPDATED: Name Released In Fatal 4-Wheeler Accident

A man riding a 4-wheeler off road vehicle died Sunday after hitting a section of a fence in Onslow County.

Killed was Kyle Shea of Hubert.

Lawmen say the accident happened off of William Gurganis Road. An autopsy on the 20-year-old man is expected to happen sometime this week.

Sheriff's Office News Release

The Sheriff's Office is investigating a death that occurred this afternoon off of William Gurganis Road in Onslow County. Several individuals were riding 4-wheelers off road. One of the riders ran into a section of fencing/gate and sustained injuries that took his life.

The death appears to be accidental at this time. An autopsy will be performed at the beginning of the week. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time while investigators notify the next of kin and continue their investigation.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Onslow County on Mar 11, 2009 at 04:19 PM
    I cannot believe the lack of couth some people have towards other peoples tragedies. Show some respect since you are ignorant to the situation at hand. My prayers are with Kyle's family and friends.
  • by ryan Location: kenly on Mar 11, 2009 at 06:54 AM
    i will miss my cousin
  • by Carmin Location: Jacksonville on Mar 11, 2009 at 03:22 AM
    Kyle was a wonderful person and friend. It is a terrible loss that he is gone. I know he went while having a good time, Kyle always knew how to have a good time. Kyle will be missed by many.
  • by very close friend Location: hubert on Mar 10, 2009 at 08:18 AM
    Kyle shea was one the the closest friends i ever had. I've read every comment left and it breaks my heart. kyle was not a bad kid. he never did anything wrong. he was out having fun and the unfortunate happened. he went through a dust cloud not knowing was was on the other side and did not have time to react or stop. i will always love him and i know he will always be with me. accidents happen, it just doesn't hit any body until it's your very close friend or family that is taken away in the click of a finger. i will love you forever Kyle and never forget the endless fun times we had. love you buddy
  • by jc Location: swansboro on Mar 10, 2009 at 07:59 AM
    is there going to be a funeral service? my husband and him were pretty good friends. we would like to go and give our respects. the family is in my prayers...i'm truly sorry for your loss. God bless.
  • by kate Location: hubert on Mar 10, 2009 at 06:37 AM
    i heard about this over the weekend, and its really sad to imagine someone you knew dead. Kyle was a really sweet guy, and im sorry he went away so soon. RIP Kyle Shea. you'll be missed.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Mar 10, 2009 at 06:21 AM
    It is bad to know that sometimes when you're just out there having fun, that things like that happen. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2009 at 08:02 PM
    this is pretty sad... i known him for a while now... he was a great person...
  • by Toallatvers Location: Eastern NC on Mar 9, 2009 at 07:21 PM
    Major heart felt grief for the family and friends of this young man. It is truly a tragedy to lose someone so young. Without all the facts it would be impossible to have an opinion about how responsible this young person was as an atv rider, so I won't. The problem is that there are those that tarnish the image of all atv riders. Be it trespassing on private lands or kids making a nuisance of themselves in residential neighborhoods. It gives nonriders the wrong impression.Help us change that.Respect of all property owners and compliance to Session Law - 2005-282 Senate Bill 189 is a place to start.Parents ride with your child,an atv is not a motorized nanny. Try asking the property owners before you ride. We ask, we obey the rules, we have fun. Try it sometimes. There is a major difference between rights and privileges. Privileges can be revoked and this is one that it surely would be shame to lose.
  • by Reader Location: wash. on Mar 9, 2009 at 06:52 PM
    To DK, The first news release states (in the last sentence, first paragraph) "fencing/gate"...sounds like 'farmer' did read the article. Did you?
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