A man parked his car on the side of the busy Mark Clark Expressway on Wednesday, got out of his vehicle and, for reasons unknown to police, shot himself.

North Charleston police responded at 10:38 a.m. to the eastbound lanes of Interstate 526 between Exit 16 and Interstate 26, said Spencer Pryor, North Charleston police public information officer.

They found Kevin Crafts, 24, of West Ashley alongside the highway. He was taken to Medical University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Charleston County Coroner's Office said.