UPDATE: One fatality and one in critical condition after a Providence collision Thursday night

Friday, December 7, 2012 | 5:39 p.m. CST; updated 6:52 p.m. CST, Friday, December 7, 2012

COLUMBIA — A Columbia woman has died from injuries in a collision around midnight Thursday on Providence Road.

Michelle Morrow, 24, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday in University Hospital, according to Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Latisha Stroer.

She had been in critical condition after a pickup truck flipped several times, ejecting her and the driver, according to a press release from the Columbia Police Department.

The driver, Michael Tufts, 23, also of Columbia, remains in critical condition in University Hospital.

Friends confirmed that Morrow was a 2006 Hickman High School graduate and she graduated from MU in 2010 with degree in biology.

Tufts and Morrow were traveling southbound at 11:55 p.m. on Missouri 163 near the Hinkson Creek bridge in a Ford pickup truck when a Volkswagen Beetle crossed the center line and struck the pickup, according to the release.

The truck hit the median barrier, then flipped a number of times. The Beetle remained upright; its driver, Spencer Gordon, 20, and his passenger, Kyle Turner, 22, were not injured.

A second passenger in the pickup truck, John Kalogeris, 21, was treated for non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Neither Tufts nor Morrow were wearing a seat belt. Only Turner had a buckled seat belt during the collision, according to the police department.

Supervising editor is Jeanne Abbott.

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