Springfield Fire Marshal Dies from Motorcycle Crash

A fire marshal with the Springfield Fire Department is dead days after a motorcycle accident.

Fire Marshal Kevin Fox, 55, was riding a 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound on Riverdale Road, about four miles south of Nixa, on Saturday, December 21, around 3:30 p.m.. Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers say that Fox’s motorcycle veered off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.

The Patrol did not say why they believed Fox left the roadway.

Fox died from his injuries Saturday night at Cox South Hospital.

His fellow firefighters from the Springfield Fire Department had been keeping vigil for him at the hospital during his fight for life. OI spoke with some of the firefighters at the hospital during a visit by Governor Mike Parson on Christmas Eve, who called Fox “a great man.”

Memorial arrangements and any memorial fund will be announced at a later date.

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