A La Monte man was killed Wednesday afternoon in an accident on westbound US 50 in Pettis County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 1999 Buick Regal traveled into the path of a 1999 Ford Windstar and was struck in the driver's side just after 5 p.m.

The driver of the Buick, 77-year-old Jerry G. Beck of La Monte, was taken to Western Missouri Medical Center and was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the Ford, 34-year-old Lori L. Brooks of Warrensburg, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Western Missouri Medical Center by private vehicle.

This accident is the 15th fatal crash for the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop A region in 2017. Troop A serves Bates, Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Platte, Ray, and Saline counties.