Woman hit by police car in Myrtle Beach area while at the beach. What we know

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A person has died after being struck by a vehicle at a Myrtle Beach beach, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The person’s name has not been released.

A social media post says a woman sitting in her beach chair was allegedly run over by an Horry County beach police officer Thursday afternoon.

Horry County Police Department spokesperson Mikayla Moskov said by text message that the South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating as it is a traffic incident. Moskov declined to provide additional information.

Lance Cpl. Lena Butler said in a news release that the accident occurred on the beach near Nash Street outside Myrtle Beach at about 1:07 p.m.

The person was hit by a truck on the beach, the release said. The victim was taken to Grand Strand Medical Center where they died, Butler said in the news release.

The Facebook post said the woman screamed as she was struck.

It looks like it happened near Springmaid Pier. Photos show Horry County police and beachgoers on the beach near a beach chair and beach items, such as a bag, nearby.

A person who was on the beach at the time of the accident said a group of people rushed to help the woman and were able to lift the truck off her.