One person was killed Saturday night after two vehicles collided along S.C. 9, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins with South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Horry County Coroner Robert Edge identified the man as James Price Stevens III, 44, of Loris. Edge confirmed that Stevens is the grandson of the former Horry County state Sen. James P. Stevens.
The crash happened around 8:20 p.m. The Highway Patrol said Stevens was driving a GMC truck was traveling northbound on S.C. 9 when he tried to make a left turn onto S.C. 348, hitting a GMC sports utility vehicle.
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According to a tweet from Horry County Fire Rescue, the SUV caught fire in the crash and the two people inside escaped with non life-threatening injuries.
Collins said Stevens was not wearing a seat belt and died on scene.
The two occupants of the sports utility were transferred to the hospital.
No charges will be filed regarding the wreck.