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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Fatality accident in Warsaw

On August 22nd around 3:20 a.m. the Missouri State Highway in Benton County along with Benton County Sheriff's Deputies and Warsaw Police responded to a fatality motor vehicle accident on Jackson Avenue just north of Penn Drive in Warsaw.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2004 Saturn Vue driven by a 17 year old juvenile male from Warsaw traveled off the left side of the roadway and through a private driveway colliding with a parked fifth wheel camper trailer.

A passenger in the vehicle 18 year old Anthony J. Birdsong of Warsaw, Missouri was pronounced dead at the scene of this accident around 3:24 a.m. The juvenile male sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of this accident by Tolliver Towing of Lincoln, Missouri. This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 53 fatality of the year 2021.

View the crash report below: