Mo. man killed while lying under RV

Friday, February 17, 2006

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man who crawled under his recreational vehicle while it was stopped on a busy Springfield road was killed Thursday when the vehicle started moving, police said.

Police said Richard Ray Garrison Jr., 50, of the Springfield area, was struck by the undercarriage and died at the scene.

"The operator had exited the vehicle and was lying under the front of the RV, apparently performing some sort of repair or adjustment to the vehicle," police said in a statement.

The RV was unoccupied but started moving forward, running over the man. A bystander was able to jump into the vehicle and bring it to a halt.

The accident is under investigation by the police department's traffic unit.

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