HANNIBAL — MU student Phillip Perry, a member of last year's wrestling team, died in a car crash early Tuesday morning on Route 168, 2 miles west of Hannibal.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, at about 2:30 a.m., Perry overcorrected his steering when he was on Route 168 and ran off the left side of the road. The vehicle overturned and hit the rootball of a tree, the report stated.
Perry, 19, from Hannibal, is listed as a freshman majoring in secondary education.
Jim Coniglio, who was Perry's high school coach for four years, said he was a three-time medalist when he was in high school.
"It's tragic loss," Coniglio said. "He was a good kid — gifted, athletic."
During his wrestling career at Hannibal High School, Perry was an All-American and was named All-State three times, according to his profile on the MU Athletics website.
Missourian reporter Abby Eisenberg contributed to this article.