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James Hart, Austin Augustine, Dylan Bieber, Hoyt Hardin Killed in Car Accident in Elmore County, Alabama

ELMORE COUNTY, AL — James Hart, Austin Augustin, Dylan Bieber, and Hoyt Hardin were killed in a major car accident that happened in Elmore County, Alabama on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014. The article from The Montgomery Adviser said that the accident happened just minutes before 8:00 Sunday night.

50-year-old officer James Hart, 16-year-old Austin Augustine, 16-year-old Dylan Bieber, and 16-year-old Hoyt Hardin were killed when the an Infiniti G35 and a police patrol vehicle collided on Firetower Road. Police think that the Infiniti drove into the patrol vehicle’s path at a high rate of speed when the vehicles collided head-on.

Hart, Augustine, Bieber, and Hardin all died as a result of the crash. Another passenger in the Infiniti was identified as 16-year-old Nicolas Benjamin, who was taken to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

The Alabama State Police are investigating the accident at this time.

Scene of the Accident


Rarely in my line of work do I see accidents that are so horrific in nature. Senseless accidents like this need to be seen by people to understand the importance of driving safely, keeping a watchful eye out, and especially training young drivers to be disciplined behind the wheel. The allure of a car needs to be curbed with responsibility and temperance at the wheel. I can’t imagine what this community must be going through. My thoughts are with them.

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