Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Overlooked at Crash Site, O'Fallon, Mo., Man Is Found Dead in Woods 13 Hours after Being Thrown from Pickup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Overlooked at Crash Site, O'Fallon, Mo., Man Is Found Dead in Woods 13 Hours after Being Thrown from Pickup

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY * Kevin Eynard called his father Saturday evening to say he was going out with friends and asked if his dad would watch his dog for him.

The next afternoon, Eynard's father got another call. This time, Eynard's longtime friend, Travis Moore, was calling from a hospital.

"Travis said he was in a drunk-driving crash, he totaled his truck and he and the other guy got airlifted to a hospital," Eynard's sister, Jessica Farmer, said. "He doesn't know where Kevin is."

Farmer and her father, Russell Eynard, quickly checked with hospitals and police departments in the area before seeing details of the one-car crash on the Missouri Highway Patrol's website. But there was no mention of Eynard in the summary of the crash.

Farmer said her father contacted the patrol directly, which said it would send a trooper back to the scene.

There, at the crash site along Highway 94 east of Highway V, searchers on Sunday afternoon found Eynard's body about 150 feet into the woods. He apparently had been thrown from the pickup in the crash and had gone unnoticed.

He was found 13 hours after the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:20 p.m. Sunday by a member of the St. Charles County ambulance crew, the patrol said.

Farmer said her family is devastated. Police told Eynard's family that he died instantly, but Farmer wonders if they tell everyone that to try to ease a family's pain.

"In our minds, what if he just laid there?" she told the Post-Dispatch. "I keep thinking he hears helicopters and they're rescuing everybody else and he's just laying there."

Eynard, 28, had lived in O'Fallon, Mo., with his father.

"He was just a good-hearted guy," said Farmer, 31, of Moscow Mills. "He loved animals. He loved his family. He was a very loyal person."

Moore was Eynard's best friend for the last 15 years, Farmer said. Police arrested Moore on suspicion of manslaughter, DWI and second-degree assault. The patrol plans to seek formal charges from prosecutors in St. Charles County.

Police say Eynard was one of two passengers in a Chevrolet S-10 pickup driven by Moore, 27, of St. Charles.

The crash happened at about 11:30 p. …

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