May 01, 2012

News Release

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
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Release authorized by: Lt. Scott Leven

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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