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Former Panther Creek High student killed in Myrtle Beach wreck

Posted August 2, 2013

— A former exchange student at Panther Creek High School died Wednesday after being hit by a bus in Myrtle Beach, authorities said.

Olha Marchuk, 20, was riding a bike and crossed into the intersection of 9th Avenue North and Kings Highway, where she was hit by the back wheels of a Coast RTA bus that was making a right turn, authorities said.

Marchuk, a native of Ukraine who was working in Myrtle Beach for the summer, died at an area hospital.

No charges were filed against the bus driver.


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  • Obamacare saves lives Aug 2, 2013

    This must have been horrific for anyone who might have witnessed it. RIP.

  • Good Bye WRAL Aug 2, 2013

    Very sad. And a reminder that Bicyclists must follow the rules of the road and/or sidewalk. That means not blasting through intersections, especially where there are stop signs.

  • robertyow1957 Aug 2, 2013

    so sad.