SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The man who was killed Tuesday morning after a stolen vehicle pursuit resulted in a crash has been indentified.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says shortly after 7 a.m., 23-year-old Dillion Filbeck, of Ashgrove, was fleeing officers when he ran a red light and struck a Jeep.
The wreck resulted in both vehicles being overturned. Filbeck was partially ejected from the vehicle. He also had a 26-year-old woman riding with him that was also ejected from the vehicle. She suffered moderate injuries.
Sgt. Jason Pace with the Missouri Highway Patrol says officers recognized the stolen car on the road, and that’s when a chase began
“They were actually coming to a stop where he began to initiate the traffic stop, activated his emergency equipment, and at that time, the vehicle fled, traveling down the southbound lanes at Glenstone,” Pace said.
The Highway Patrol says the 36-year-old woman driving of the other vehicle suffered serious injuries.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo – One person is dead and two others are injured after a rollover crash at the intersection of Glenstone and James River Freeway.
Sgt. Jason Pace with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says a pick-up was stolen in Rogersville. The truck was driving West on James River Freeway and then took the Glenstone off-ramp. Authorities pursued the truck and attempted a traffic stop. The truck ignored the trooper’s vehicle and fled through the intersection, crashing into another vehicle.
The accident blocked all southbound lanes on Glenstone and only one northbound lane was open while authorities investigated.
The scene is now clear and all lanes of traffic are open.