Patrol searches for suspect who wrecked truck

The Missouri Highway Patrol is seeking a suspect who led them on a chase then fled on foot after wrecking the vehicle, which was later determined to be stolen.

The incident occurred about 11:27 p.m. Saturday night as the suspect vehicle was westbound Rt. Y in Callaway County.

The patrol’s Sgt. Paul Reinsch said a trooper attempted to stop the vehicle for having no tail lights. The suspect wouldn’t stop, and sped up to more than 100 mph when the trooper pursued him.

The suspect wrecked the truck just west of the Rt. J intersection and fled on foot. The patrol pursued the suspect on foot and searched the area by helicopter, but was unable to locate him.

Reinsch said the truck was stolen in Troy. Reinsch said more than 2,000 pounds of copper wire were found in the bed of the truck. He said it hasn’t been determined where the copper came from or whether it was stolen.

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