Police Seek Driver After Hit And Run Fatality In Springfield

Police have called in their special crime scene unit and are investigating
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Smokey Barn News
Tuesday December 30, 2014
Springfield, Robertson County, Tenn.  (HD VIDEO)

Police Seek Driver After Hit And Run Fatality In Springfield

A pedestrian that was struck and killed by a vehicle on Memorial Blvd directly in front of Rod’s Tire & Automotive Service Center located at 4002 Memorial Blvd has been identified.

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Joe Moss and 8 year old Kailey Woody

The victim was not carrying any identification but  Springfield police were able to  identify him as Joseph Moss, 37 of Springfield, TN.

The call came in to 911 around 5:15PM Tuesday evening. Police called in their special crime scene unit to investigate the incident.

Springfield Police are leading the investigation and they stayed at the scene for several hours in the frigid temperatures as investigators went over every detail and piece of evidence. Rod’s Tire was a life saver for police and emergency personnel by offering a place to warm up.

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Joseph Moss (Photo submitted by family)

All northbound lanes of Memorial Blvd were closed while officials conducted their investigation.

According to other witnesses, the vehicle that left the scene is described to be a white full size Chevrolet pickup truck or a white extended cab mid-90’s model S-10 with a sliding rear window and damage to the front passenger side. There should be damage to the fender or hood area as well as a missing blinker assembly.

On Monday January 5th Springfield revised their description of the vehicle to a white, full size Chevy Pick Up Truck, possibly mid 90s or possibly 2005 model. There would likely be damage to front fender or hood and a blinker assembly on passenger side…

If you have any information concerning this incident please contact Springfield Police at 615-384-8422 or Crime Stoppers at 615-382-3799.

Responding to the scene was Springfield Police, Robertson County EMS and the Springfield Fire department.

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Jennifer and Brad Woody with Joe Moss (R)

Joe Moss was one of the most good hearted people you would ever meet, according to Long time friend, Jennifer Woody. “There was not one kid that didn’t love him, and he love kids, he didn’t have any children but I think that’s what he always wanted. My children cried when they heard about his passing this morning.

He loved the Raiders, the Lakers and the Dodgers, Joe was a sports fanatic. There have been so many Sundays and Saturdays at our house just watching ball, that’s what he loved to do.”

“Everybody that knew Joe Moss loved him, being with Joe Moss was kind of like being with the mayor, there’s wasn’t anybody that he didn’t know. To know him was to love him, Jennifer said”

According to Jennifer Woody, Joe Moss went to Springfield High and his mother Donna Joe Moss was a teacher there too.

Joe and his mother were both runners and Jennifer Woody tells us Donna Joe ran in the Boston Marathon. “Joe may have been running last night, he ran because he liked to do it,” Woody said.


Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Nathan Washburn and Bro. Joe Rushing officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Brad Gower, Brent Gower, David Lovell, Ronnie Templeton, Ric Stubblefield, Chris Traughber, and Kyle Templeton serving as pallbearers. There will be no visitation prior to the funeral service.

Mr. Moss was born April 24, 1977 in Davidson County. He was a member of 1st Baptist Church in Greenbrier and worked in pipeline construction.

He is survived by his parents, Stephen C. and Donna A. Moss of Springfield; brothers, Stephen C. Moss II and wife Tracy of Parkville, MO, John D.C. Moss and wife Sandra of Thousand Oaks, CA, and Mark A. Moss of Springfield; and girlfriend, Christy Speer of Greenbrier.

The family request memorial contributions be made to the Greenbrier 1st Baptist Youth Ministry. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.


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  1. Jessica Bourne December 30, 2014