Suspected homicide at Highway 22 & 701

An incident that started out as a car wreck near Highway 22 and 701 is now being treated as a suspected homicide, according to a Facebook post by the Horry County Police Department.

The post also said Major Crimes Detectives are on scene.

Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian VanAernem tweeted that the department was responding to a motor vehicle accident in the area at 8:20 Saturday night.

The Conway side of Highway 22 was shut down but as of Sunday morning, it has reopened.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler confirms he was at the scene, but the victim's identity has not been released.