For Immediate Release
Vehicle Starts, Kills Man
The Springfield Police Department is investigating a fatal one-vehicle accident that occurred today, 05/01/2012, at approximately 4:50 p.m. in the 1400 block N. Fenchurch Lane, in Springfield.
Richard A. Coy, 57, from Strafford, MO, was fatally injured as a result of the accident.
Investigators believe Coy was lying under the front of his 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cierra, attempting to start the vehicle using a screwdriver. Coy's vehicle was apparently in gear at the time and when the vehicle started it ran over Coy.
Coy was transported to a local hospital via EMS, but was pronounced dead at 7:00 p.m. this evening.
The next of kin has been notified.
SPD Case Number: 12-17709
Release authorized by: Lt. Scott Leven