8News Exclusive: Family & friends remember local gun rights activists killed in Ohio car crash

Photo: Dan Robinson/Kenton Times

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Four members of a local firearms rights group were killed in a car accident in Hardin County, Ohio early Friday morning.

Photo: WKTN Radio
Photo: WKTN Radio

8News spoke with the Kenton Times which confirmed through the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office that Jason Spitzer, Stephen Kim, Jimmy Higgins and David Alexander Armstrong were all killed after a vehicle they were traveling in collided with a semi-trailer truck on State Route 68 in Hardin County shortly after 7 a.m. Friday morning.

The four are members of local second amendment support group The Right to Bear Arms Richmond, founded by Spitzer.

Friday evening, the group posted on its facebook page that four of its members died in a car accident while traveling to Detroit, Michigan for an Open Carry walk through the city. Spitzer, Kim and Higgins were each mentioned along with a fourth member.

The post read, “RIP gentlemen, patriots, free men, brothers. It’ll be a long while before we find peace from our grief from losing you.”

According to a release from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded a motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7:19 a.m. in south of Dunkirk.

The release states that a northbound car with four occupants collided with a southbound semi, sending both the semi and the car off the west side of the highway.

Three of the car¹s occupants were pronounced dead at the scene and the fourth was pronounced dead at St. Rita¹s Medical Center, Lima.

The driver of the semi was not seriously injured, but was transported to the hospital as a precaution. 

A crowd funding page has been set up for Jason Spitzer, one of the victims in the accident. Click here for more information.

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