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Clarksville man dies after wreck

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FATAL ACCIDENT — Rescue workers tend to the victims of a Friday afternoon accident on U.S. 58 involving a tractor trailer rig and a Cadillac sedan. Three days after the collision, Harold Beck of Clarksville died at Duke Medical Center. (Contributed photo) / September 08, 2010
An 88-year-old Clarksville man died Monday after suffering major injuries in an accident with a tractor-trailer rig near Finchley on Friday.

Harold D. Beck Sr. of 120 Chandler Road, Clarksville passed away Monday following the collision Friday afternoon at 5:20 p.m. Beck was the driver of a 1996 Cadillac Seville that was struck by a 2010 Kenworth W900 heavy rig operated by Robert Reed, 36, of Boydton. The accident occurred on U.S. 58 at its intersection with State Route 703.

Harold D. Beck Sr.

Reed was not charged in the accident. He was uninjured.

According to State Police reports, Beck pulled out into the path of the tractor trailer as it was traveling the speed limit in a 60 mph zone. Rescue workers arriving at the scene extricated Beck and a passenger, Vera Beck, from the wreckage. Both were airlifted directly to Duke Medical Center in Durham, NC for treatment.

Police did not have information yesterday on the condition of Ms. Beck, who is listed as daughter to Beck.

Beck was a retired steel plant manager, a gardener and a farmer and was a member of the World War II 333 I Division Army “Railsplitters.” He was a deacon at Liberty Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Liberty Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gene Burris officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Holly Hill Memorial Park in Thomasville, N.C.

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