MYRTLE BEACH -- Police have arrested one suspect and have identified another in connection with a burglary that led to a fatal boat wreck Saturday night, according to the Horry County Police Department.
A 22-year-old Myrtle Beach man was taken into custody around 4 p.m. and is expected to be charged tonight with first degree burglary, said Lt. Raul Denis with the police department.
Police were still trying to get arrest warrants for that suspect and another 28-year-old Myrtle Beach man early this evening.
"It's just a formality," Denis said. "Since it's a felony, we can arrest without a warrant."
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The two men are suspected to have crashed their boat into another boat around 8:30 p.m. Saturday on the Intracoastal Waterway near Peachtree Road and the Socastee S.C. 544 swing bridge as they were making a getaway from a home burglary on Folly Road.
"Obviously, the boat crash occurred while the suspects who committed the burglary were fleeing from the scene," Denis said.
The crash killed 13-year-old Shayne Odermatt of Aiken and injured three other people in the boat.
An autopsy was performed on Odermatt on Sunday, Horry County Assistant Coroner Tamara Willard said. The results were not available Monday afternoon.
The three other passengers were sent to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where they were listed in serious condition Sunday. They're still in the hospital today, Willard said. Their conditions were not available from MUSC.
Officials declined today to release incident reports on the crash and on the burglary, or to provide the names of the three injured passengers.
The Department of Natural Resources is trying to piece together the details of what led up to the crash, said Lt. Robert McCullough with DNR.
"It's not like a car wreck. There's not any skid marks," McCullough said. "That's a time consuming process."
They're also working to find out who owns the boat the two suspects were in, he said.