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One killed in Horry County Highway 501 wreck

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Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident.

A 24-year-old died in a fatal car wreck Monday afternoon near U.S. Highway 501.

S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said the wreck happened around 1:50 p.m. A Chevrolet Corvette was traveling south on U.S. 501 and tried to navigate the exit ramp towards George Bishop Parkway.

The driver of the Corvette was traveling too fast for road conditions, Collins said, hit a curb and hit a Toyota mini-van. According to Horry County Fire and Rescue, the Corvette driver was ejected from the vehicle.

The driver of the Toyota was taken to the hospital for treatment, Collins said.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said on Tuesday Thaddeus Leshawn Hess, of Myrtle Beach, was the deceased individual.

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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.


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