Danville woman, 71, dies after being struck by minivan

A Danville woman died Sunday night after she was struck by a minivan while crossing Main Street, police said.

Shirley Carter, 71, died at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, police said in a news release.

The accident happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. in front of Community Trust Bank.

A 2004 Chevrolet Venture driven by Barbara Russell, 56, of Danville was eastbound on Main and struck Carter in the eastbound lanes.

Carter was not in the crosswalk when she was struck, police said.

Danville police are investigating.