1 killed in Conway-area crash, officials say

Published: May. 20, 2022 at 8:45 PM EDT
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CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) - Serious injuries were reported after a crash in the Conway area Friday evening.

Master Trooper David Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the wreck happened at around 7:45 p.m. in the area of Highway 501 and D Street.

Jones said a 2004 Chevrolet work van was heading south on the highway when it drove off the left side of the road, overcorrected and went off the right side of the road before striking a ditch and overturning.

Horry County Fire Rescue was also called to the scene and said the accident did involve an ejection.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy later identified the person who died in the crash as 31-year-old SanJuan Martinez, who was living in Conway but was originally from Mexico.

No further details were immediately available.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

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