Tyler Wensel has been identified as the 21-year-old man killed in a structure fire Monday near Winston, Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan said.
The fire was reported shortly before 1 a.m. on the 190 block of Weasel Creek Road. The blaze destroyed a detached garage with an apartment above it.
Wensel was trapped inside the apartment and likely became disoriented due to smoke inhalation, Meehan said. The external exit was not accessible during the blaze.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but Meehan does not suspect foul play.