Wreck on Highway 501 involves tractor trailer; one person is dead

Kevin King, 40, from West Virginia died Wednesday night in Conway after crashing off of Highway 501 near University Boulevard, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler.

Fowler said King was driving a tractor trailer when he went into cardiac arrest and crashed the semi around 7 pm.

Police on the scene said he was heading north when he suddenly turned onto the shoulder, over a ditch, and narrowly missed a nearby building.

King later died at Conway Medical Center, according to Fowler.