James A. Huie died attempting to rescue Judy Ann Cash from a runaway horse, Jonesboro, Georgia, January 6, 1965. In the driveway of her home, Judy, 14, was assisted onto a horse by James. As James, 14, schoolboy, was mounting his own horse, which he had trained to jump barriers five feet high, Judy’s horse began to trot along the driveway. She pulled on the reins. The horse broke into a brisk pace and increased its speed when Judy screamed for help. James rose at a gallop in pursuit of Judy’s horse as it moved toward the highway at the end of the driveway. A sedan was nearing the driveway intersection at about 50 m.p.h. When the two horses were abreast 10 feet from the end of the driveway, James grasped the bridle of Judy’s horse and held it briefly as both animals moved onto the berm of the highway. The automobile then was within 20 feet of the intersection. Judy’s horse turned and trotted along the berm. The horse James was riding continued ahead, jumped into the air, and landed on the hood of the automobile. James and the horse were killed. Judy’s horse cleared the rear of the sedan by several feet. One occupant of the sedan was killed, and the others sustained injuries from which they recovered.
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