Monday, July 24, 2006

CRANE MAN DIES IN SPRINGFIELD WRECK

Jess J. Folk, 49, died Sunday night in a crash in the 2700 block of South Luster Avenue. Springfield police Lt. Scott Leven said:
Folk was traveling northbound on Luster Ave. in a White 1998 GMC Safari Van when the vehicle accelerated and veered to the left striking a large tree in the yard of 2763 S. Luster Ave. According to family members, Folk had a history of seizures and he may have suffered a seizure causing him to lose control of the vehicle.
Folk was dead at the scene.

6 comments:

Dave Richards said...

Ron:

Saw the wreck just seconds after impact. Was driving northbound down Luster when I saw the van shortly after it slammed into the boulder and tree in the home's front yard. There was debris everywhere. Left my vehicle to see if I could be of any assistance, but the driver's door was jammed so tight that we couldn't get it opened. The van narrowly missed the homeowner in the driveway. Tragic...

Anonymous said...

Am I correct: a person who has a history of seizures is not eligible for a Driver's License in Missouri.

Anonymous said...

No, anon, you are incorrect. If that were true, neither my wife (who has epilepsy) nor anyone like her could be licensed to drive in Missouri.

Anonymous said...

Do you have to have a doctor's statement if you have epilepsy or seizures in order to get a license? Not trying to pry...just curious.

Anonymous said...

We have never been required to submit a doctor's statement.

Dylan Cox said...

This guy was great. I went to Colorado with him and my church group, First Baptist Church in Crane, and he could not ski. Every time I saw him he was trying to stay up but fell. His son Daniel is one of my brothers best friends. They have a great family...