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December 1 2020 4:05pm

Boy, 5, fatally struck on Alabama highway after he was kicked out of car as punishment

WARNING: Video contains subject matter some viewers might find disturbing. Discretion is advised. Thirty-five-year-old Bryan Starr is facing charges of reckless murder for the death of 5-year-old Austin Birdseye. According to Russell County officials, Starr was driving on Highway 165 Sunday evening when he told the child, his girlfriend’s son, to get out of the car for being “unruly.” Conditions were dark and rainy at the time, and Starr reportedly told officials he lost sight of Austin until he saw cars stopped in the road. The 5-year-old was hit by an oncoming car and was transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional where he was later pronounced dead.

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