NC woman walking on beach killed by car

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PORT ORANGE, Fla. - A North Carolina woman is dead after a car crashed through a locked gate and hit her as she walked on a Volusia County beach with her family.

Elizabeth Braly, 45, from Hendersonville, North Carolina, was pronounced dead at the scene in Port Orange on Tuesday night.

Volusia County Beach Safety spokeswoman Tammy Marris told the Daytona Beach News-Journal 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 driving the car that hit the woman. He was being questioned late Tuesday and charged with DUI manslaughter

Witnesses told the newspaper the motorist was traveling about 60 mph when he hit the woman.

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