Police Fatally Runs Over Woman with Vehicle on Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A woman tragically lost her life after being hit by a police vehicle on a beach south of Myrtle Beach. The incident took place on a beach near Nash Street on Thursday, June 13, and the South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

According to authorities, the incident occurred around 1 p.m. local time when a 2020 Ford Ranger, belonging to the Horry County Police Department, struck the woman as it was traveling north from Nash Street. Eyewitnesses described the horrific scene, recounting the woman’s powerful scream of fear and pain. Despite efforts by multiple bystanders to lift the vehicle off her, the woman was ultimately pinned underneath one of the truck’s wheels.

The victim was immediately transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center but tragically passed away. Her identity has not yet been disclosed to the public. In response to the incident, the Horry County Police Department has placed the officer involved on administrative leave while an internal investigation is conducted.

The Horry County Police Department expressed their condolences for the loss and acknowledged the impact it has had on the community. They are fully cooperating with the South Carolina Highway Patrol’s investigation, providing any access and information required.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol has taken charge of the investigation and is working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. As the community mourns the loss, authorities have pledged their support to the family and community affected.

Further updates on the investigation will be provided as more information becomes available.