Bonne Terre police officer injured, girlfriend killed in weekend crash

ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO – One woman is dead and an off-duty Bonne Terre police officer severely injured following a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.

According to Fox 2 Now, 27-year-old Emily Clifford failed to negotiate a sharp turn in her SUV when the vehicle swerved into the oncoming lane before traveling off the side of the road. The vehicle came to rest after striking several trees.

Both Clifford and her boyfriend Officer Jeremy Brooks, an off-duty police officer, were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Clifford was pronounced dead at the hospital while Brooks remains in critical condition.

Officials say both occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

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