Arraignment For Man Accused Of Crashing Into UCO Student Scheduled For This Week

Seven months after state troopers said a man caused a fatal crash, he will be in court this week for his arraignment.

Sunday, May 16th 2021, 10:58 pm



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Seven months after state troopers said a man caused a fatal crash, he will be in court this week for his arraignment.

Malcolm Penney is accused of killing 19-year old Marissa Murrow.

The crash happened last October on the Kilpatrick Turnpike near Yukon in Canadian County.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Penney was driving the wrong way when he crashed into Murrow's car, killing the 19-year-old.

He is due in court Tuesday for his arraignment.

Penney is charged with second-degree murder and leaving the scene of a fatality accident.

Court documents said Penney’s blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit.

Murrow's parents are now hoping to be advocates for change in driving under the influence law.

"To keep a person who has this much history with DUI's from getting a driver's license in Oklahoma,” Marissa’s father, Jeff Morrow, said. “More needs to be done, so we're going to need help with that.”

Murrow was on her way home on that night in October. She was a friend to many at the University of Central Oklahoma and was active in her sorority.

Murrow was majoring in special education.

"I think she would have done great things,” Marissa’s mother, Kristy Murrow, said. “I think she would have impacted a lot of people. I think she would have meant a lot to all of the little kids that would have had her as a teacher, and since she no longer has a chance to do that, you struggle to find ways to do that for them.”

Murrow's parents have honored her memory by starting a scholarship in their daughter's name at UCO.

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