Boonville Man Killed in Crash Following Police Pursuit
COOPER COUNTY - A Boonville man died in a car accident following a police chase Saturday morning.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Boonville police chased 66-year-old Clyde Tobel westbound on Old US 40 at Highway 41. The Highway Patrol said Tobel went off the left side of the road and back, and then off the right side of the road where he hit a guardrail. His car flew into the air, and hit a fence and telephone pole when it landed.
Cooper County Coroner James Hurt pronounced Tobel dead at the scene. Emergency crews took his body to William Woods Funeral Home in Boonville.
The Highway Patrol said Tobel was not wearing a seatbelt.