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Warrensburg wreck kills two, including Kansas City man

Updated: 2013-11-24T00:47:35Z

Two persons, including a Kansas City man, were killed in a one-vehicle accident early Saturday in Warrensburg.

The victims were identified as Saul E. Solis, 22, of Kansas City and Joe E. Parks, 18, of Champaign, Ill.

The accident was reported at 1:45 a.m. on South Washington Street and Greenwood Circle. The Missouri Highway Patrol reported that the southbound 2010 Hyundai, driven by Solis was traveling at high rate of speed, crested a hill, lost control and struck a tree.

Solis and Parks died at the scene. Another passenger, a 22-year-old Independence woman, was seriously injured. She was taken to Research Medical Center.

Solis was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident but Parks and the other passenger did not, according to the highway patrol.

Glenn E. Rice, grice@kcstar.com

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