One dead, others injured in wreck on Highway 501 near Conway

One person is dead and several are injured after a Wednesday evening wreck on one of the area’s busiest roads.

Around 8 p.m., crews responded to U.S. Highway 501 and Wonderland Road for a three-vehicle wreck, according to Horry County Fire and Rescue.

Flora Lorenzo Sanchez died from injuries she suffered in the crash, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy. “Ms. Sanchez was originally from Mexico but had been living in the Myrtle Beach area for approximately 20 years,” Bellamy said by email.

A total of three people went to Grand Strand Strand Regional Medical Center, and another went to Conway Medical Center for treatment. Two people were entrapped in their vehicle and had to be freed by rescue crews.

S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said a 2007 Mercedes traveling north on Highway 501 collided with a 2017 Nissan. Both vehicles crossed the center line and hit a 2008 Ford Mustang, which Sanchez was driving.

The S.C. Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. The Conway Police and Conway Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.