A Warsaw teen was killed in a one-vehicle accident that occurred Sunday morning in Benton County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a northbound 2004 Saturn Vue, driven by a 17-year-old male from Warsaw, was on Jackson Avenue, north of Penn Drive in Warsaw around 3 a.m., when the vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, through a private driveway and collided with a parked fifth-wheel camper.

His passenger, 18-year-old Anthony Birdsong of Warsaw, was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Westin Miller at 3:24 a.m. The body was taken to Reser Funeral home in Warsaw.

The driver suffered moderate injuries, and was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center for treatment.

Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the report.

Both the Saturn and the camper were totaled.

The Patrol reports that 17-year-old Khannor C. Wedemeyer of Warsaw, was arrested for driving while intoxicated at 4:03 a.m. in Benton County. He was released for medical treatment.

Benton County Deputies assisted the Patrol at the scene.

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