Tragedy struck a Jefferson City family Saturday, after an apparent accident caused the family's home to fill with carbon monoxide, killing one man and leaving two family members in critical condition.
At about 7:10 a.m. Saturday, the Jefferson City Police Department, Jefferson City Fire Department and Cole County EMS arrived at a residence on Sandra Lane for a medical emergency, according to a JCPD news release.
First responders found Troy Feltrop, 51, dead at the scene. His wife, Lisa, 44, and their 14-year-old daughter are in critical condition after being taken to area hospitals for treatment.
Detectives later determined that in what appears to be an accident, a vehicle was left running inside the family's garage overnight and caused the house to fill with a high level of carbon monoxide.
Helias Catholic High School, where Troy and Lisa's son, Kyle Feltrop, is a student, posted the following on its Facebook page about noon Saturday: "Our hearts are heavy and prayers are lifted for the tragedy in the Troy, Lisa, Kyle and Savanah Feltrop family. Troy passed away this morning, Lisa and Savanah are hospitalized."
The school noted it will host a prayer service in its chapel at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and the chapel will remain open until 8 p.m. with counselors available. The school is located at 1305 Swifts Highway in Jefferson City.
"Please keep this family in your prayers," the school urged community members in the post.
Sandy Hentges, Helias' director of communications and admissions, told the News Tribune counseling will be available for "anyone who needs it," including students, families and community members.
Hentges said she will share further details about future counseling opportunities as that information becomes available.
A GoFundMe page has been established at https://www.gofundme.com/feltrop-family-tragedy-fund to assist the family.