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Case comes to a close against suspected drunk driver accused in crash that killed Northwest student

A jury will now convene Saturday to decide the fate of Alex Catterson.

Posted: Feb 15, 2019 4:55 PM
Updated: Feb 15, 2019 7:49 PM

(MARYVILLE, Mo.) Testimony came to a close Friday in the trial of a suspected drunk driver who crashed into a bar and killed a Northwest Missouri State University student.

A jury will now convene Saturday to decide the fate of Alex Catterson.

Catterson, who did not testify during the week long trial in Nodaway County, faces a felony charge for DWI involving the death of another person.

A state toxicologist testified that Catterson's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when he crashed into The Palms Bar & Grill around 12:40 a.m. on January 7, 2018.

19-year-old Morgan McCoy died from injuries she suffered when the truck crashed into the Maryville bar.

McCoy was a sophomore from Liberty, Missouri.

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