Rushville man dies in rollover

Rushville man dies in rollover

There are 43 comments on the Journal-Courier.net story from Oct 4, 2009, titled Rushville man dies in rollover. In it, Journal-Courier.net reports that:

A Rushville man died of injuries from a single-vehicle rollover accident early Saturday in Schuyler County.

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not so sure

Quincy, IL

#1 Oct 15, 2009
From everything I have heard, Ryan Jones did not die in a rollover, He was beat to death and placed in the truck to make it look like an accident. Leaving Jones lay for two hours so the scene could be cleaned up...The Rushville city and county police have helped hide the truth because Ryan Boyds father is a local police man. This isnt the first "coverup" done to protect officer Boyds son and reputation.

These are all things I have heard, and trust me there are many more stories going around, any one care to add to this? I am curious and pray the Jones family finds peace and the truth in this tragedy.
roxie44

United States

#2 Oct 16, 2009
everyone knows there were more then 2 or 3 involved in the wreck
roxie44

United States

#3 Oct 16, 2009
Hey everone! why is the sheriff still working! His son can do no wrong!!!!
roxie44

United States

#4 Oct 16, 2009
what kind of police department do you have in rushville!!!!! sounds like it sucks. I don't think the sheriff would like to meet me, but one of these days he will, if something isn't done by Ryan
roxie44

United States

#5 Oct 16, 2009
It sounds like the FBI needs to be brought in and I might just do that
two cents

Lawton, OK

#6 Oct 16, 2009
He was MURDERED??!!
not so sure

Quincy, IL

#7 Oct 17, 2009
roxie, it is the deputy Boyds son Ryan that is accused(by many) of murder, the sheriff is supposedly helping to cover it up.
BY MARIA NAGLE
Jacksonville Journal-Courier
State police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of an Oct. 3 accident that left one man dead and his father with unanswered questions.
“I want to know how my son died,” Rick Jones of Littleton said Monday.
His son, Ryan Jones, 22, of Rushville, died following a crash in Schuyler County.
“I don’t know how he and [Ryan Boyd] ended up in a truck together since they just never got along,” Rick Jones told the Journal-Courier.
Schuyler County Sheriff Don Schieferdecker said Monday that in addition to Ryan Jones, two others from Rushville, Ryan Boyd and Brian Robertson, were at the rollover crash on Lower Beardstown Road near White Oak Road.
not so sure

Quincy, IL

#8 Oct 17, 2009
continued~
Schieferdecker said he arrived about the same time as the ambulance. There was no alcohol found. Investigators are awaiting the results of toxicology tests, which authorities typically order in fatal crashes, before ruling out alcohol as a factor, the sheriff said.
An initial crash report by Illinois State Police said Ryan Jones was taken from the accident scene to Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, where he was pronounced dead.
State police have not disclosed who was driving or if there were passengers in the 2001 Ford F-350 truck they believed crashed as it was westbound about 2:45 a.m. The truck rolled over and came to rest on its driver’s side in the grass-covered ditch.
There was an autopsy performed Thursday, delaying the man’s burial until two days after his funeral. Coroner Dennis Lane declined Monday to say what it showed.
“State police are conducting an ongoing investigating and I can’t say anything,” he said.
State police investigators out of Springfield are assisting those in Pittsfield. Release of any more information is pending further investigation, state police Master Sgt. Tom Mavity said Monday.
Rick Jones called state police to conduct the investigation. Schieferdecker said he had no problem with turning it over to state police because Ryan Boyd’s father, Scott Boyd, is a Rushville city police officer and works as a part-time deputy and because there was a fatality. The sheriff said state police also have more resources than his department.
Ryan Boyd and Brian Robertson were not taken to the hospital because they said they were not injured, Schieferdecker said. Boyd later went to the hospital on his own.
“Nobody will let us know anything until they get their final reports in,” Rick Jones said.“The only thing I know for sure is that about 4:25 [that morning] Deputy [Leo] Icenogle came to our door and said we needed to go to the hospital because Ryan was involved in a serious accident. By the time we got out of the door, the deputy came back and said [Schieferdecker] radioed him and said they called for a coroner.”
The coroner was the only one at the hospital when they arrived, Rick Jones said.
“Our boy was laying there covered up. They pronounced Ryan dead at 3:36 and they didn’t notified us until 4:30 a.m. I want to know why they didn’t contact us sooner,” he said, adding that his son had identification on him so authorities would have known his identity right away.
The sheriff said everyone was busy at the accident scene. He sent Icenogle to talk to Ryan Jones’ parents after a dispatcher called and said the hospital and the coroner requested his family be notified he had died, Schieferdecker said.
But the deputy apparently told the parents their son had been in an accident but did not tell them he died. The sheriff said he had to send the deputy back to tell them.
Schieferdecker said he went to the hospital after a dispatcher said Rick Jones wanted to meet with him.
He and the sheriff got into an argument after he “told me that there was nobody with [his son] in the truck,” Rick Jones said.“I knew Ryan Boyd was with him because my daughter had gotten a phone call telling her that they both were in the wreck.”
“After [Schieferdecker] left, Deputy Icenogle said Ryan Boyd was in the truck,” Rick Jones said.“That’s when I called state police.”
not so sure

Quincy, IL

#9 Oct 17, 2009
continued`

“Rick was upset and I understand that. He lost his son and I felt very sorry for or him,” the sheriff said.“He was asking questions that we didn’t have answers to at the time.”
The sheriff left, but came back about 20 or 30 minutes later, according to Rick Jones. He said that’s when the sheriff told him Brian Robertson and Ryan Boyd were in the accident “and that Ryan Boyd was driving the truck and that Ryan ... was not,” Rick Jones said.“I had four or five people standing there with me when Donny told me that.”
Schieferdecker said he went back to the hospital to tell Rick Jones state police were sending two officers to conduct the investigation.
It was not until after he first left the hospital he found out the other men were involved in the accident, Schieferdecker said, but he denied saying anything about who was driving.
“I never told Rick Jones who was driving the truck. I didn’t know then and I still don’t know today,” Schieferdecker said.
State police have been diligently investigating the accident, the sheriff said.
“They were in here every day last week interviewing people and doing everything they can do,” Schieferdecker said.“They had a crime scene technician here to try to determine who was driving and they called in an accident scene reconstruction officer.”
Such an investigation can take time, he said.
“I feel confident that with all of their resources they will come to a determination and that they will have answers for [Rick Jones],” Schieferdecker said.
There are several people named in the blog on this site, Ryan Boyd, Brian Robertson, Carly Bigham and Jamie Lane.
taxpayer2

Beardstown, IL

#10 Oct 17, 2009
Waiting for the truth to come out.
LuLu

Craigsville, VA

#11 Oct 28, 2009
Why does it take so long? Why are there no answers? Why are the police involved not placed on leave? This is all so sad and heartbreaking. Please keep in mind when writing on here that family & friends do read this. Posting that it was murder and what not, as true as it could be, it's still hard for close people to read and mull over in their minds. But yes in all the stories I have heard, the other "adults" that were involved, are sad people. To try and hide what really happened is pathetic. His son will now never get to grow up and physically know his own father, though his family will be sure that he knows who he was, these people still took that away from an innocent child. What kind of parents did they grow up with? Ones who didn't give a darn or ones that gave them everything so they assume they are invincible? I hope that once this all is over, if they did in fact do the terrible things that are rumored, that they get the heaviest punishment available. But this will never truly be over for Ryan's family, they will have to live everyday knowing something happened that could have been prevented. My heart goes out to the Jones family and anyone that was close with Ryan.
There worst enemy

Mount Sterling, IL

#12 Nov 10, 2009
WEll all i have to say is all of them involved that did this to Ryan can Rot in Hell Iv know Ryan for 6 years and have alot of good memories with him and when i see Ryan Boyd and Carly and the rest of them i makes me sick!! I seen them enjoying themselves outside like nothing ever happend how can any human live with themselves such heartless people i know they will get whats coming because im a strong believer in what goes around comes around so i hope they eat shit and die!!
your worst enemy

Beardstown, IL

#13 Nov 12, 2009
There worst enemy- I think u can eat poo and die.
You think your any better by stating a situation like that. You are the person making people sick.
NO need to be nasty

Columbus, OH

#14 Nov 13, 2009
there worst enemy...wow thats brutal! Did it solve the problem? No! So chill out
roxie

Columbia, MO

#15 Nov 18, 2009
in the case about Ryan Jones, it was a cover up. Someone will be going to prison for years, and not just one person.
roxie

Columbia, MO

#16 Nov 18, 2009
Has anyone heard how the autop0sy of Ryan went!
roxie

Columbia, MO

#17 Nov 18, 2009
I think (There worse enemy) got it right on the nose
care2mom1

Beardstown, IL

#18 Nov 23, 2009
i dont think many even care about this anymore, it's been 2 months and no one has gotten arrested, all just a bunch of rumors.
sweet

Quincy, IL

#19 Nov 25, 2009
Roxie...Ryans dad, Jeff, said he died from blunt force trama to the back of his head.
roxie

Columbia, MO

#20 Nov 27, 2009
It sounds like maybe the sheriff and Boyd might be in this together. The sheriff should have gotten hold of Ryan's dad, before the ambulance even got to the hospital. So guys, don't you think the same thing! Just re-read everything that has been on these comments. Put two and two together and it makes since. To me, the Sheriff is in this.

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