Corporal Bob Darris with the South Carolina Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal crash that happened at 1:19 p.m. on Hwy. 17 Business near Hwy. 544.
Highway Patrol says Jordy Calhoun faces two charges of felony DUI following the crash. They say he was traveling north on 17 Business with one passenger in his car when he drove his Jeep Grand Cherokee across the median striking a van carrying five passengers. Calhoun and the passenger in his car were transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
One passenger in the other car died in the wreck. Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard says that person is 52-year-old Wesley Samuel of Columbia. The other four passengers in the van were injured and taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. No information on their injuries has been released at this time.
Around 5:00 p.m. Jordy Calhoun was transported from the hospital to J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
Officials at J. Reuben Long Detention Center confirmed to WMBF News that 18-year-old Calhoun has a history of criminal behavior. In June, he was charged with second degree burglary and several counts of failure to appear.