Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:52:26 GMT — A 22-year-old Columbia man was sentenced to seven years in prison for a drunken driving accident that killed a woman and left a man in a coma. Boone County Circuit Judge Christine Carpenter on Monday rejected a request that Spencer Gordon be allowed to enter a 120-day substance abuse treatment program. Instead, she sentenced Gordon to seven years for first-degree involuntary manslaughter and two counts of second-degree assault. The December 2012 accident killed 24-year-old Michelle Morrow and put 25-year-old Michael Tufts into a coma. Investigators say Gordon crossed into another lane on a Columbia street and hit a truck driven by Tufts. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the victims' families have sued the club where Gordon was drinking the night of the accident. The lawsuits are pending.
KRCG offers coverage of news, sports, weather and local events in the Columbia and Jefferson City, Missouri area, including the communities of New Bloomfield, Shaw, Boonville, Ashland, Hallsville, Sturgeon, Centralia, Mexico, Auxvasse, Fulton, California, Tipton, Eldon, Wardsville, Westphalia and Sedalia, Missouri.