Date/Time: Monday, Jan. 3 at approximately 10:25 p.m.

Location: 2400 block of Rock Quarry Road.

Vehicle 1: 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Driver 1: Caleb R. Wheeler, 24, Columbia, MO, no seatbelt, fatal injuries. Next of kin has been notified.

Incident Details: Wheeler was traveling south in the 2400 block of Rock Quarry Road when his vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway. His vehicle began sliding sideways and struck a tree. After striking the tree, his vehicle overturned and came to a rest on its top, back on the roadway.

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Wheeler was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated. More information may become available at a later time.

If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

Case number 2022-000064

Filed Under: Government, City

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