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December 16, 2013

Fort Benning soldier held in fatal accident


A Fort Benning soldier is being held without bond in the hit and run accident that killed a Fort Campbell soldier.

Police Officer Larry Harris responded to a crash at Tylertown Road and Roscommon Way on December 14 in which an unknown motor vehicle struck and killed Austin Mcreynolds, Private First Class (PFC),  of Fort Campbell, between the hours of 2:30-2:45 a.m.

Mcreynolds, 21, had been at O’Connors Irish Pub and Grill, 1198 Tylertown Road, and was walking east bound on Tylertown Road for an unknown reason. The unknown motor vehicle then fled the scene without providing assistance to Mcreynolds, providing their information, or calling 911.

About seven hours later, police officers searched the area and found a suspicious 2008 Ford Expedition at 844 Cindy Jo Court with fresh front end damage consistent with a collision with a pedestrian. The vehicle owner was identified as US Army Captain David Elliott, 26, of Fort Benning, Georgia. Cpt Elliott admitted to drinking alcoholic beverages, also at O’Connors, before driving his vehicle upon Tylertown Rd, where he struck a “deer.”  

Elliott was taken into custody for vehicle homicide, driving under the influence (2nd offense), driving on a suspended license, and immediate notice of accident. Cpt Elliott is being held on a charge if vehicular homicide without bond until seeing a Montgomery County judge on Monday morning. This is an ongoing investigation. There is no further information at this time. 


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