BENTON COUNTY, Mo. – Four teenagers were injured, the driver seriously, in a one vehicle crash in Benton County Thursday night.

According to the Missouri seat-belt-factor-in-fatal-crash-325x225Highway Patrol crash report, Dakota Sawyer, 18, of Sunrise Beach was southbound on Highway 65, just North of Prairie Flowers School Road, around 9:15 when the crash occurred. Sawyer traveled off the left side of the road, crossed the median, struck two signs and crossed the northbound lanes before ending up in a field.

Sawyer, who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt was flown to University Hospital, while his three passengers, who wore seat belts, were transported to Bothwell Hospital with minor injuries.