Weston man dies in head-on crash with tractor-trailer east of Atchison

A 74-year-old Weston man died Monday night when the SUV he was driving crashed head-on with a tractor-trailer east of Atchison.

The crash occurred about 9:30 p.m. about one mile east of Atchison on U.S. 59 in Buchanan County, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Charles E. McGrigg was headed east in a 2010 Lexus RX300 when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2016 Kenworth tractor-trailer head-on, according to the patrol.

McGrigg, who was wearing a seat belt, died at the scene. The 72-year-old driver of the semi was not injured.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb