Coroner identifies teenage victim from boat crash on Lake Hartwell

A teen named Eric Beasley has been identified by the coroner as the victim of a boat crash on Lake Hartwell. Georgia D-N-R is investigating cause of crash.
Published: May. 22, 2022 at 2:53 PM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 2:53 PM EDT
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HART COUNTY G.A. (FOX Carolina) - The Hart County Coroner’s Office identified the teenager killed during a boat crash on Lake Hartwell on Sunday afternoon.

Hart County Coroner Mike Adams identified the victim as 17-year-old Eric Beasley from Canton, Georgia.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said Georgia game wardens on patrol responded to the crash at around 1:50 p.m. on May 22, 2022. When they arrived, they found Beasley on a bass boat that he was operating by himself.

The second boat involved in the crash was a cabin cruiser with six people on board. Officers said two people from the group were transported to Anderson Memorial Hospital with injuries.

The Georgia DNR Critical Incident Reconstruction Team (CIRT) will investigate the crash. They added that their investigation is expected to take six to eight weeks.

We will update this story as we learn more.