One person died after a collision that happened Monday afternoon in Horry County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Cpl. Sonny Collins said the crash happened around 1:50 p.m. at the exit ramp from U.S. 501 southbound onto George Bishop Parkway.

A Chevrolet Corvette traveling south on U.S. 501 exited off of U.S. 501 "onto or towards" George Bishop Parkway, Collins said.

The driver of the Corvette, who was not wearing a seat belt, was driving too fast for conditions and the vehicle proceeded through the end of the ramp and over a curb. The vehicle ended up striking a Toyota minivan. 

The driver of the Corvette died as a result of the wreck. An occupant of the minivan was taken to a hospital.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge identified the deceased as 24-year-old Thaddeus Leshawn Hess from Myrtle Beach.  

Hess died at Grand Strand Medical Center from internal injuries at about 2:20 p.m. Monday.

The U.S. Secret Service confirmed Tuesday there was counterfeit currency present at the scene of the crash.


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