Man drove off cliff near Lake of the Ozarks

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Photo courtesy of Missouri State Highway Patrol

CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo.– According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, one man drove off a cliff near Lake of the Ozarks.

Darrell Matlock,33, left a gas station in Fulton without paying for fuel. Police began a pursuit around the Holt Summit area but then terminated it.

Troopers then picked the pursuit up near Eldon. They set up tire spikes and were successful, but the truck kept on driving loosing tires along the way.

Matlock then drove off the right side of the road, eventually going over the cliff.

After hitting the ground, the vehicle overturned.

Matlock then fled the scene on foot, and Troopers called the helicopter out. Matlock was located and taken into custody.

Matlock sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Lake Regional Hospital.

The truck was reported stolen out of Hazelwood on January 17.

Matlock was charged with first-degree tampering a motor vehicle.

This is a developing story.

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