A 21-year-old St. Charles man was killed yesterday evening in a St. Charles County car accident. The crash happened on Highway D and Highway 94 shortly before 5 p.m.
Authorities say that the young driver was traveling on eastbound Highway D when he left the roadway and struck a tree. Paramedics from the St. Charles County Ambulance service pronounced the man dead about 20 minutes after the crash happened.
The man was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Seatbelt use is one of the most effective ways to survive a car accident. Individuals who are unbuckled are more likely to suffer severe personal injuries from being thrown inside of a car or ejected.
Another fatal Missouri car accident happened on Sunday in Jackson County around 9:45 p.m.
Authorities say that a 47-year-old man from Lexington, Missouri, traveled off of the north side of Blue Mills Road near Buckner Tarsney Road. After hitting the fence, the man struck a tree.
It is unclear why the man's car left the roadway or whether distracted driving played a part in this accident.