Student killed after drunken driver crashes truck into bar

A university student was struck and killed after a pickup truck crashed through a wall of a bar she was at Sunday.

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Northwest Missouri State University student Morgan McCoy, 19, of Liberty, was at the Palms Bar and Grill when a vehicle crashed into the building around 12:40 a.m., according to the school.

She was taken to St. Francis Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

McCoy, an elementary education major, was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority and worked at the university’s school of education.

Bar owner Erik Schreiber, a retired police officer, takes safety seriously.

"It's been a really rough to deal with, knowing that inside those walls I did everything I could and a random bad decision by somebody affects the whole community like this," Schreiber told WDAF.

He started a GoFundMe to help McCoy's family with funeral expenses.

The driver, Alex Allen, 21, was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to KMA. He had a blood alcohol level of .207, according to KMA. A driver is considered impaired at .08.

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