Florida man dies after his truck clips a semi near Boonville

A Florida man dies when he wrecks his truck just west of Boonville.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Nicholas Barbieri, 40, of Brooksville, Florida, was driving on I-70 Friday afternoon, when he attempted to pass a semi.  The patrol reports that as Barbieri began to pass the tractor trailer, he clipped it, causing him to lose control.  Barbieri’s truck then traveled off the interstate, struck the median cables, and overturned, striking several traffic signs before it came to a stop in an emergency crossover. 

Barbieri was pronounced dead at the scene.  His 11-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries.