Authorities say a man apparently shot and killed himself while fleeing from authorities in southwest Missouri.

McDonald County Sheriff Michael Hall told The Joplin Globe that a police officer responding to a call on a suspicious person, found the suspect who drew a handgun when he was being arrested on outstanding Arkansas warrants.

Hall says the suspect then stole a tow truck from the scene and fled on Interstate 49 before apparently shooting himself and crashing the truck.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an autopsy will be conducted.

The name of the suspect was being withheld Tuesday night pending notification of family.