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Escambia Co., AL – Two Killed in I-65 Crash near MM 51

Escambia Co., AL (November 27, 2023) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirmed that 29-year-old Augustine R Beene and 49-year-old Antonio L Minniefield both lost their lives as a result of a fatal crash reported on Saturday morning in Escambia County.


Calls for assistance came in at around 4:15 a.m. on November 25. According to law enforcement reports, Beene was driving a 2017 Nissan Pathfinder on Interstate 65 when his vehicle collided head-on with a 2023 Kia Niro, which was driven by Minniefield.


Minniefield, who was from Decatur, Georgia, and Beene, who was from Livingston, Texas, both sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The two victims were pronounced deceased at the scene by authorities. Investigations into the crash are underway by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division.


Our condolences are with the families of Augustine R Beene and Antonio L Minniefield at this time.


Fatal Car Accidents in Alabama

During 2022, the state of Alabama witnessed a total of 31,990 motor vehicle accidents. These collisions resulted in over 10,900 individuals sustaining injuries, while nearly 600 ended up passing away as a result of the injuries they suffered.


There are countless factors that contribute to car accidents in our state. One of the most common factors is distracted driving, which often involves people engaging in activities like texting, eating, or talking on the phone while operating a vehicle. These actions can result in a driver taking their attention off the road and leaving them unable to react in time to avoid a collision.


Speeding is another contributing factor in many of the collisions across our state. Drivers exceeding the posted speed limits have a significantly decreased ability to maintain control over their vehicles. As a result, they may struggle to stop in time to prevent crashes from taking place. Additionally, aggressive driving behaviors, such as tailgating and weaving between traffic, also increase the risk of accidents taking place.


If you have sustained injuries due to an automobile accident resulting from a driver's negligent or reckless actions, legal avenues may be available to you. It is essential to contact an Alabama car accident attorney to discuss your case.


At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey LLP, our top priority is providing exceptional legal services and representation to our clients. We are committed to helping those who have been injured due to the negligence of others receive the justice and compensation they deserve. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling cases in Alabama, and we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation. Schedule a free consultation with our compassionate legal advocates today by calling 205-349-2009 so that we can discuss your case and provide you with personalized guidance on how best to proceed. Let our dedicated legal team help you get the justice you deserve.


Notes: Our writers relied on secondary sources to create this article. Our staff has not independently verified all of the circumstances surrounding this accident; therefore, if you find any incorrect information, please contact Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. The post may be deleted upon request.


Disclaimer: This post's content is not intended to serve as legal or medical advice. The image used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene. This post is not intended as a business solicitation.

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