A Columbia man died after his car ran off a Boone County road and struck a tree early Saturday.
The Boone County Sheriff's Department identified the victim as Donald G. Chick, 56. He was transported shortly after the wreck to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Deputies responded around 12:26 a.m. to the scene of the crash in the 7300 block of Wagon Trail Road North. They discovered the car Chick was driving had been traveling northbound when it ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree head-on.
The driver was not wearing a seat belt, the sheriff's department reported.