Reds draft pick Mason Felt in critical condition after car crash - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Reds draft pick in critical condition after car crash

Mason Felt (Source: Gwinnett Prep Sports) Mason Felt (Source: Gwinnett Prep Sports)
HOSCHTON, GA (FOX19) -

The Cincinnati Reds' fifth-round draft pick, Mason Felt, was critically injured in a car crash Saturday morning in Texas.

According to a report from the San Angelo Standard-Times, Felt, 18, was driving his pickup truck eastbound on Interstate 10 and began drifting toward the shoulder. He then overcorrected, causing the truck to cross both lanes of traffic before flipping over.

Felt's father, Roger, was killed in the crash.

Mason felt is in critical but stable condition at a Texas hospital.

Mason Felt is a left-handed pitcher from Hoschton, Ga., who signed with the Reds right out of high school. 

According to Reds Director of Media Relations Rob Butcher, the team's player-development department and Minor League medical staff have been in contact with the local hospital, the San Angelo Police Department and Mason's mother.

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