Woman hit by car, killed while walking on beach

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. - A North Carolina woman is dead after a car crashed down an access ramp and hit her as she walked on the beach with her family.

The 45-year-old woman, from Hendersonville, North Carolina, was pronounced dead at the scene in Daytona Beach Shores on Tuesday night.

Volusia County Beach Safety spokeswoman Tammy Marris said the woman's family members were able to get out of the way and were not hit by the car.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. They say 35-year-old Shawn Doolan of New Smyrna Beach was traveling about 60 mph when he went off the road and hit the woman.

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