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Man held onto tractor trailer's hood for 7 miles; hit and killed by semi on I-70

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Darryl Boyle, 20, allegedly rode on the hood of a tractor trailer before running onto I-70 where he was stuck and killed. Credit: KMOV Darryl Boyle, 20, allegedly rode on the hood of a tractor trailer before running onto I-70 where he was stuck and killed. Credit: KMOV
WARREN CO. (KMOV.com) -

A man was hit by a semi on I-70 in Warren County while fleeing from officers Tuesday, police said. 

Police identified the victim as 20-year-old Darryl Boyle, also known as Manny. 

It is unclear what Boyle's intention was, but, when officers arrived, they said he was on the hood of the tractor trailer.

According to authorities, Boyle held on to the hood of the tractor trailer for seven miles before police caught up with the truck driver.  Boyle then took off on foot.

Officers were chasing him near the junction of Route B and I-70 when he ran onto the highway and was hit by a semi, police said.

He was airlifted to a hospital where he later died.

Westbound lanes were closed for more than four hours as a result, but since then have reopened.

News 4 spoke to the victim's father and he says he may have an idea as to why his son may have died.

"My son, he did have a condition," Darryl Boyle Senior said. "He was diagnosed with drug induced psychosis.  We believe he may have tried to experiment again.  He was well aware of the risks."

Boyle graduated from Fort Zumwalt West High School in 2015 and attended Philander Smith College in Arkansas for a half of a semester. 

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