Father & Son Killed

Speed factor in single vehicle crash

Lee Rogers
August 26, 2018 - 5:12 pm

A father and son were killed in a single vehicle crash on Gibbs Shoals Road in Greer early Sunday morning.  

Daniel Dean Beals, 49 of Greer was the driver of a vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Gibbs Shoals Road in Greer.  Beals apparently lost control and drifted off the right shoulder of the roadway. 

The vehicle struck two wooden fences and came to rest by a tree. The Pelham Batesville Fire Department along with Greenville County EMS responded to the scene of entrapment.  The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.  Both the driver and passenger were wearing a seatbelt and air bags deployed. 

His son was a passenger in the vehicle. 18 year-old Mason James Beals also died of his injuries.  This accident is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Greenville County Coroners Office.

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