James R. Hickey died Nov. 2 when he was hit by a car at Scenic and Monroe.

The crash occurred at 6:54 p.m. Officers from the Springfield Police Department responded to the single-vehicle accident. It’s Springfield’s 21st traffic fatality of the year.

A press release said Hickey, 56, from Springfield, was “walking southbound on Scenic when he walked in front of a southbound white 2018 Nissan NV200, driven by Steven Maifeld, 77, from Republic, and was struck by the van.”

Hickey was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Police said Maifeld showed no obvious signs of impairment and the circumstances involved in the crash are under investigation.

Jeff Kessinger

Jeff Kessinger covered sports in southwest Missouri for the better part of 20 years, from young athletes to the pros. The Springfield native and Missouri State University alumnus is thrilled to be doing journalism in the Queen City, helping connect the community with important information. He and wife Jamie daily try to keep a tent on the circus that is a blended family of five kids and three cats. More by Jeff Kessinger