Policeman in critical condition after accident

Other driver arrested for manslaughter, DWI

Officer Michael J. Tufts, a New Bloomfield Police Department officer, is in critical condition at University Hospital in Columbia after a truck he was driving was hit by a Columbia man arrested for manslaughter and dirving while intoxicated. A passenger in Tufts' vehicle, Michelle E. Morrow, 24, Columbia, was killed in the crash.

Officer Michael J. Tufts, a New Bloomfield Police Department officer, is in critical condition at University Hospital in Columbia after a truck he was driving was hit by a Columbia man arrested for manslaughter and dirving while intoxicated. A passenger in Tufts' vehicle, Michelle E. Morrow, 24, Columbia, was killed in the crash.

Officer Michael J. Tufts of the New Bloomfield Police Department is in critical condition at University Hospital in Columbia after a vehicle accident in Columbia.

The vehicle Tufts was driving Thursday night was hit by a vehicle driven by a Columbia man who was arrested for involuntary manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.

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Spencer Michael Gordon

One of two passengers in the vehicle Tufts was driving, Michelle E. Morrow, 24, Columbia, was killed in the accident. The other passenger, John W. Kalogeris, 21, Columbia, also was injured.

Tufts, 23, Columbia, was hired about four months ago as a reserve police officer for the New Bloomfield Police Department.

Spencer Michael Gordon, 20, Columbia, is in Boone County Jail. He is held on a cash-only bond of $200,000. On Tuesday the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed three felony charges against Gordon in connection with the Thursday night accident. Gordon faces a Class B felony charge of first-degree involuntary manslaughter involving a death of a person while driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or more.

Read additional details in the Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, edition of The Fulton Sun or Jefferson City News Tribune.

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