Dec 06, 2019 8:00 PM

Update: Missouri teen dies after car struck utility pole, overturned

Posted Dec 06, 2019 8:00 PM

BOONE COUNTY — One person died in an accident just before 2a.m. Friday in Boone County.


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2006 Volkswagen Beetle driven by Hayden S. Holt, 17, Hallsville, was southbound fleeing from Columbia Police on Providence Road at Locust Street


The vehicle traveled off the road, struck a utility pole and overturned.  Holt was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Boone County Medical Examiner’s office. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the MSHP.


Columbia Police spokesman Jeff Pitts said the chase began after Holt committed a traffic violation.


-The AP contributed to this report