Crime

Bond set for teen charged in fatal wrong-way crash; unrelated burglary charge pending

An 18-year-old Conway man charged in connection with a fatal wrong-way crash remained in custody at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Tuesday, held on more than $50,000 bond.

Jordy Wayne Calhoun faces charges of felony driving under the influence with death results, felony DUI with great bodily injury results, no driver’s license, vehicle required to be registered and licensed and operating an uninsured vehicle, according to records. His bond was set at $50,747.50.

It was his second arrest since June, when he was taken into custody on a second-degree burglary charge.

Calhoun was booked 8:09 p.m. Saturday, about seven hours after a crash at on U.S. 17 Business near Pirateland Campground in the Myrtle Beach area.

He was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee and left the northbound lane of U.S. 17 Business, crossed the grass median and struck a van in the southbound lane head-on, according to South Carolina 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. Police said Samuel was not wearing a seat belt.

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

The highway patrol continues to investigate the crash.

On June 12, Calhoun was charged with second-degree burglary and two counts of failure to appear in court, according to jail records. Calhoun was released June 19 on $5,055 bail and those charges are pending.

The burglary charge stemmed from a call to Horry County Police about 9:30 p.m. June 11 for suspicious people behind Pee Dee Elementary School, according to a police report. Officers found door windows in two portable classrooms broken, but nothing appeared to be taken.

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