Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:10:03 GMT — A Kirksville native died in a car crash over the weekend in Columbia, Missouri. Matthew Ruggles, 29, originally of Kirksville, was pronounced dead at the scene late Saturday morning. We're told Columbia fire crews and police confirmed the death after originally responding to an extrication accident, in the 1200 block of Nifong Boulevard just before 11 Saturday morning. Ruggles' vehicle had driven off the road traveling 400 feet, driving through a fence before hitting a tree near a home. We've learned he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
A toxicology report is still pending to see if alcohol or drugs were involved. At last check, Columbia police were investigating.