RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Hannah Jacks, who according to Facebook was a Disney performer and a Dance & Musical Theatre Instructor at The Dancers’ Studio in Hemet, has been identified as the teenager killed along with her father, Daniel Jacks Jr., in a Riverside County crash Sunday involving a DUI driver who had been previously convicted of DUI three times.

Hannah, 19, and her father, 45-year-old Riverside County deputy, Daniel, were both killed Sunday in a Moreno Valley crash involving alleged DUI driver, 47-year-old Scott Bales of Moreno Valley.


Bales was arrested on two counts of homicide among other charges, according to California Highway Patrol.

According to reports, The fatal crash occurred around 9 p.m. on Gilman Springs Road near Bridge Street in Moreno Valley after Bales’ SUV crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes.

Daniel served as a correctional deputy for the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, officials confirmed. He had been with the department since 2008, and had worked in the Indio Jail, the Palm Desert Station, and most recently the John Benoit Detention Center.

Hannah Jacks was remembered as an “incredible” dancer. A memorial had grown outside her Hemet dance studio by Monday night.

Bales and his 45-year-old passenger were transported to an area hospital for treatment of major injuries.

Bales was determined to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and was arrested for two counts of homicide in addition to DUI and causing injury to his passenger, CHP said.


Geo quick facts: Riverside County is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,189,641, making it the fourth-most populous county in California and the 10th-most populous in the United States – Wikipedia.