Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Alcohol Suspected Factor in Pedestrian-Semi Accident

Update: added the report linked below that includes a portion of the 9-1-1 call from the driver. Click on the image to view.

Original Post:
DCSO Press Release...

On August 28, 2012 at approximately 11:55 PM Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Township Rescue, Greenville Township Fire, and CareFlight, were dispatched to the intersection of US RT 127 and Kruckeberg Road on a report of a semi pedestrian accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Freightliner from Drew Ag Transport Inc, Greenville, Ohio. driven by Thomas E. Runner, 52, Union City, Ohio was traveling Northbound on US RT 127 and struck Alisha D. Keith, 26, Gettysburg, Ohio as she was attempting to run across the intersection traveling Eastbound. Alisha D. Keith was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight where she is listed in critical condition. It is suspected that Alisha D. Keith was under the influence of alcohol at the time of this accident.

The Darke County Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstrucion team along with Motor Carrier Enforcement from the Ohio State Highway Patrol also responded to the scene for further investigation.

This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff's Office. Report (click to view)...

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