Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/16/12
The father of a Cincinnati Reds draft pick was killed in a one-vehicle accident Saturday morning in Texas and 18-year-old prospect Mason Felt was seriously injured. Felt, who was selected in June in the fifth round in the amateur baseball draft as the 172nd overall pick, was driving on Interstate 10 west of Ozona, Texas, when his 2004 Ford F-150 truck veered off the road and across traffic as he overcorrected before it overturned, the San Angelo Standard-Times reported. Richard Felt, 51, died in the accident, according to Ozona Justice of the Peace Fred Deaton. Felt, identified as a construction worker from Hoschton, Ga., was not wearing a seat belt. His son was airlifted to Shannon Medical Center and was listed in critical condition. He was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Felt, a left-hander, pitched for Hebron Christian Academy in Lawrenceville, Ga., and had committed to Oregon State before he was drafted. He was named first-team all-state as a junior after posting an 11-1 record with an 1.50 ERA. He signed with the Reds shortly after the draft for $317,800.
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