LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A St. Charles man is facing charges after police said he drove a truck into a creek in flooded Lincoln County, leaving behind a 20-year-old woman who drowned.
Cole M. McCall, 21, is charged with an accident resulting in death and the stealing of a motor vehicle.
Jennelle Wulfmeier, 20, was in a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado with McCall as he was speeding south on 7th Street in Elsberry. McCall was being chased by a man in the rain, police said.
According to Elsberry Police, McCall met up with the man to buy a car around 10:30 p.m. Friday. When he went to pay the seller, McCall allegedly paid with a fake $50 bill.
McCall didn't stop at the end of the road before hitting a levee and landing in the flooded Lost Creek, according to police.
Police said McCall got out of the car and ran, but Wulfmeier was unable to get out and died.
Police said McCall ran from the crash and later stole a car in Elsberry. He crashed that car into a ditch and was arrested by St. Charles County police.
He is being held in the Lincoln County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond.
The family has set up a GoFundMe to cover funeral expenses for Wulfmeier.
McCall was previously arrested and charged for his role in a theft ring targeting people in Lincoln and St. Charles counties. McCall was charged in October after being caught on surveillance video getting gas with a stolen credit card while driving a stolen car, police said.