St. Louis Public Radio News
12:24 pm
Thu October 10, 2002

Passenger In Fatal Crash Is Charged With Murder

St. Louis, MO – Prosecutors have charged a man with murder for his alleged role in an incident that killed a Truesdale police officer. Michael Otey of Fulton was the passenger in a car driven by a St. Louis man. Police say the men were stopped Sunday on Interstate 70 near Warrenton for questioning in connection with a home invasion that occurred earlier in Fulton.

The men refused to get out of the car and sped east on the highway. They later lost control of their car, striking Truesdale Officer Vernon Seals. Warren County Prosecutor Mike Wright said he filed charges of murder and resisting arrest yesterday.