Semi hits, kills 73-year-old tractor driver in Sedalia

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PETTIS COUNTY, Mo. — A semitrailer driver struck and killed a Sedalia man who was driving a tractor Tuesday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s online crash report, the semitrailer struck the rear of a tractor around 8:09 a.m. along northbound US 65 south of Highway V and caused the tractor to overturn and eject the driver. Charles Griggs, 73, was transported to a nearby hospital but later died.

The impact caused the semitrailer driver to run off the road. It eventually came to a stop on its side partially blocking the right side of the road.

The semitrailer driver was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.