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Monday, March 15, 2021

Deepwater man killed in head on crash in Benton County

On 3/14/21 around 4:10pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Benton County along with Benton County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle head on crash on Missouri 7 Highway just north of Walking Horse Lane near Warsaw.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when 2009 Chrysler Town and Country was headed northbound on MO-7 when it crossed the line and collided head-on with a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu that was headed south. The two vehicles spun and were hit by a 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 that was also traveling south.

The driver of the Malibu was killed in the crash and was identified as 24 year-old Bailey Jelinek of Deepwater, Missouri.

A 25 year old passenger of the Town and Country was seriously injured in the crash and the driver sustained moderate injuries. Neither were wearing seatbelts. Three juvenile children in the car sustained minor injuries and were restrained at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Ram was not injured.

This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 13th Fatality accident of 2021.