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Woman in wheelchair dies after being struck by van in Myrtle Beach

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) -

Myrtle Beach police say a woman died after being struck by a van Wednesday morning while crossing Mr. Joe White Avenue in her wheelchair.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge identified the woman as 63-year-old Debra Johnson. She died at 7:45 p.m. due to a head injury.

Witnesses on the scene told our WMBF News photographer that Johnson was crossing Mr. Joe White Avenue in a wheelchair near the Bay Street Apartments Wednesday morning. A white van struck the motorized wheelchair in the painted median, causing it to tip over and eject Johnson, police stated in a news release.

Myrtle Beach Police spokesman Capt. Dave Knipes confirmed the van was traveling west on Mr. Joe White Avenue when it struck the wheelchair-bound woman, who was transported to the hospital.

Knipes added that the crash remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed at this time.

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