February 23, 2018

Donations being accepted following death of police chief’s daughter

Tracey Wolfe
Grainger Today Editor

BEAN STATION – Bean Station Chief of Police Chad Seal’s daughter was one of four individuals killed in a car crash early Sunday morning, Dec. 3.

Deidre L. Seal, 23, Sneedville, was riding in the back seat of a 2014 Ford Focus driven by Dustin C. Johnson, 31, of Tazewell, when the vehicle reportedly ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. After striking the tree, the vehicle continued to travel, striking a parked pickup truck, and came to “uncontrolled final rest” on the right side of the roadway, according to reports.

Johnson and two other passengers, Jesse E. Weems, 19, Bulls Gap, and Starla Dalton, 22, Sneedville, were pronounced dead at the scene. Seal died later at Holston Valley Hospital.

Members of the Bean Station Volunteer Rescue Squad are collecting donations to help Chief Seal with funeral expenses.

To make a donation, contact Dewayne VanBuren at (865) 310-1322.

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Donations being accepted following death of police chief’s daughter

Tracey Wolfe
Grainger Today Editor

BEAN STATION – Bean Station Chief of Police Chad Seal’s daughter was one of four individuals killed in a car crash early Sunday morning, Dec. 3.

Deidre L. Seal, 23, Sneedville, was riding in the back seat of a 2014 Ford Focus driven by Dustin C. Johnson, 31, of Tazewell, when the vehicle reportedly ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. After striking the tree, the vehicle continued to travel, striking a parked pickup truck, and came to “uncontrolled final rest” on the right side of the roadway, according to reports.

Johnson and two other passengers, Jesse E. Weems, 19, Bulls Gap, and Starla Dalton, 22, Sneedville, were pronounced dead at the scene. Seal died later at Holston Valley Hospital.

Members of the Bean Station Volunteer Rescue Squad are collecting donations to help Chief Seal with funeral expenses.

To make a donation, contact Dewayne VanBuren at (865) 310-1322.