Man indicted for murder after deadly Calloway Co., KY crash in A - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Man indicted for murder after deadly Calloway Co., KY crash in April

Eric Duffy (Source: Calloway County Sheriff's Office) Eric Duffy (Source: Calloway County Sheriff's Office)
CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

A man has been indicted for murder after a deadly crash in April in Calloway County, Kentucky.

Eric J. Duffy was initially charged with DUI, second offense, aggravated.

On November 1, the case was presented to the Calloway County Grand Jury and an indictment warrant was issued for murder due to Carolyn Morris' death and first degree assault due to Morris' grandson's injuries.

Duffy was arrested on Nov. 3 and taken to the Calloway County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

On Saturday morning, April 30, the Calloway County Sheriff's Office responded to a deadly crash between Hwy 121 and Hwy 80 on Airport Road.

Officers responded to the scene around 7:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call reporting the crash.

Authorities learned that Eric J. Duffy was driving north on Airport Road. Duffy said that he fell asleep and ran off the roadway, struck a driveway culvert and rotated into the southbound lane of traffic.

Carolyn A. Morris was driving south on Airport Road and Duffy’s vehicle traveled into the path of her vehicle. They collided in the southbound lane.

Morris was pronounced dead at the scene and her grandson was severely injured.

Duffy was arrested for driving under the influence (second offense) and taken to the Calloway County Detention Center.

According to the Calloway County Sheriff's Office, the investigation continued and pending results of blood alcohol and drug tests were required for further charges.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2016 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • McDonald's customers sue over paying for cheese on burgers

    McDonald's customers sue over paying for cheese on burgers

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-05-27 10:35:01 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-05-27 10:35:01 GMT
    The plantiffs claim McDonald's has been overcharging them because they have been paying for cheese they didn't want nor receive. (Source: Flickr)The plantiffs claim McDonald's has been overcharging them because they have been paying for cheese they didn't want nor receive. (Source: Flickr)

    The plaintiffs claim McDonald's has been "unjustly enriched" because customers have been paying for cheese they don't want.

    The plaintiffs claim McDonald's has been "unjustly enriched" because customers have been paying for cheese they don't want.

  • President George H.W. Bush back in hospital

    President George H.W. Bush back in hospital

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-05-27 18:34:26 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:03:34 GMT

    According to post-White House spokesman, Jim McGrath, former President George H.W. Bush was taken to Southern Maine Health Care today after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue.

    According to post-White House spokesman, Jim McGrath, former President George H.W. Bush was taken to Southern Maine Health Care today after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue.

  • Forgotten WWII battle raged 75 years ago on Alaska island

    Forgotten WWII battle raged 75 years ago on Alaska island

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:34:09 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:27:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...

    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

Powered by Frankly