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.