- Associated Press - Thursday, June 28, 2018

BILLINGS, Mo. (AP) - A southwestern Missouri man is dead after crashing into a fence while reportedly fleeing from police.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that 65-year-old Jiles Gillmore of Springfield died Wednesday night after crashing into a fence near the small town of Billings.

Billings police chief David Taylor says one of his officers tried to initiate a traffic stop but Gillmore fled and crashed a short time later. Taylor did not know how fast Gillmore was traveling before the crash.

It wasn’t immediately clear why the officer sought to pull over Gillmore.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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