Northwest Student Killed Early Sunday After Drunk Driver Crashes Into The Palms

A Northwest student was killed early Sunday morning around 12:30 following a crash at The Palms in Maryville.  19 year old Morgan McCoy of Liberty, Missouri died due to her injuries after 21 year old Alex Allen Catterson of Maryville crashed into the east side of the bar.  McCoy was a sophomore Elementary Education major.  Catterson was taken into custody at the scene and has been charged with First Degree Involuntary Manslaughter.  His blood alcohol was registered at .207, over twice the legal limit.  Catterson is being held on $50,000 cash or surety bond.

More details of the accident and formal charges filed via Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice below:

Probable Cause Statement

N Buchanan between 4th & 5th Streets closed.

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