The 38-year-old Eldon man who succumbed to fatal injuries following a crash Wednesday in Cooper County was being pursued by a Tipton Police Department officer shortly before the wreck.

UPDATE -- 4:15 p.m., June 22, 2017

The 38-year-old Eldon man who succumbed to fatal injuries following a crash Wednesday in Cooper County was being pursued by a Tipton Police Department officer shortly before the wreck. 

According to Troop F Communications Officer Sgt. Scott White of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, an officer attempted to stop Jeffrey D. Stogsdill before the subject fled north from Tipton, located in Moniteau County. 

Traveling down gravel roads the officer reportedly lost sight of the vehicle due to the dust being kicked up, according to White. 

After cresting a hilltop, the officer noticed the vehicle off the side of the roadway and up against a tree. Upon closer inspection, the officer reportedly saw the subject outside of the vehicle at which point the officer attempted CPR until emergency services personnel arrived to the scene. 

The crash site is currently under investigation by the MSHP Major Crash Investigation Unit who will conduct a comprehensive reconstruction of the incident.

Initial physical evidence at the scene indicated the subject attempted to flee the vehicle before it came to a complete halt, White said. 

No other information will be provided until the reconstruction report is completed. 

INITIAL REPORT -- 9:15 p.m., June 21, 2017 

An Eldon man succumbed to fatal injuries following a one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Cooper County, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report. 

Jeffrey D. Stogsdill, 38, was driving a 1987 Dodge Dakota pickup truck at approximately 1:28 p.m. on June 21, 2017 when the crash occurred on Eckerle Lane, just west of Potts Lane in Cooper County.

The next of kin has been notified. 

According to the report, the crash occurred as the vehicle exited the left side of the roadway and Stogsdill "attempted to jump out of the vehicle" when it struck a large tree on the driver's side. 

"Vehicle 1 continued west and struck another large tree where it came to a rest. Driver 1 was ejected from the vehicle," the report stated. 

He was pronounced deceased at 2:18 p.m. at the Tipton Helicopter pad by Cooper County Coroner James Hurt. 

This was the third fatality for Troop F in June and twenty-sixth for 2017. 

MSHP was assisted by the Cooper County Sheriff's Office, Moniteau County Sheriff's Office and Tipton Police Department.