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Police cadet involved in crash that closes Myrtle Beach intersection

A city vehicle driven by a cadet from the Myrtle Beach Police Department collided with a van near the intersection of Third Avenue North and Oak Street, according to Capt. Dave Knipes of the police department.

Knipes said the crash occurred around 1:50 p.m. He said no one suffered serious injuries. Police are waiting for the S.C. Highway Patrol to investigate because the collision involved the cadet.

Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins with the highway patrol said a preliminary investigation shows the cadet disregarded a traffic stop sign on Oak Street when the city vehicle collided with another vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation, Collins said.

Police department cadets are hired by the city to work under the police department in areas such as school crossings, Knipes said. The vehicle the cadet was driving at the time of the collision was a city truck.