Community Interest

Defiance Residents Injured in Fatal Crash Nov. 15


Justin Luckett, 43, of St. Charles, Missouri was fatally injured in an accident at approximately 6 p.m. on Route 94, Sunday, Nov. 15. According to the Missouri Hwy. Patrol, Luckett was driving a 1995 Nissan Sentra westbound on Route 94, approximately .9 miles east of the Weldon Spring Boat Access, when he crossed the center line and struck the front of an eastbound 2017 Nissan Maxima. The driver of the Maxima, Bryan Powell, 59, of Defiance, MO, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital St. Louis by St. Charles County Ambulance. Passengers in Powell's vehicle, Jamie E. Powell, 48, of Defiance, and Charles E. Bennett, 27,  of St. Louis, both suffered moderate injuries and were taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital St. Louis by St. Charles County Ambulance. Luckett was taken by ambulance to Progress West Hospital in O'Fallon, MO and was pronounced at 7:25 p.m. All four occupants were wearing seatbelts.