Conway teen indicted on reckless homicide charge in fatal crash

troot@thesunnews.comMay 2, 2013 

— An Horry County grand jury indicted a 19-year-old Conway man on a charge of reckless homicide in a fatal crash last year on U.S. 17 near Surfside Beach, according to court records.

The grand jury indictment of Jordy Wayne Calhoun was released Tuesday. On Jan. 31, Calhoun was indicted on charges of felony driving under the influence with death results and felony DUI with great bodily injury in the crash that occurred Sept. 22 on U.S. 17 Business near Pirateland Campground.

At the time of his arrest, Calhoun also was charged with no driver’s license, vehicle required to be registered and licensed, and operating an uninsured vehicle. He has been held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center since the crash on $50,000 bail on the DUI charges and bond was not set on the other charges.

Calhoun was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee and left the northbound lane of U.S. 17 Business, crossed the grass median and struck a van head-on in the southbound lane, according to S.C. Highway Patrol troopers.

A passenger in the van, Wesley Samuel, 52, of Columbia, was killed and four other passengers in the van were taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Both vehicles overturned.

Calhoun and a passenger were taken to Conway Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Both were wearing seat belts.

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