Friday, August 24, 2012

Two Car Accident Leaves One in Serious Condition

On August 24, 2012 at approximately 9:02 AM Darke County Deputies along with Tri-Village Rescue, Arcanum Rescue, New Madison Fire and CareFlight were dispatched to the intersection of US Route 127 and Delisle-Fourmans Road in reference to a two vehicle injury accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed a white 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by Linda R. Benedict, 59, Russia, Ohio was southbound on US Route 127 approaching the intersection of Delisle-Fourmans Road. Benedict attempted to make a left turn onto Delisle-Fourmans Road when she was struck by a blue 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, driven by Randall J. Liette, 55, Greenville, Ohio. Liette was traveling southbound behind Benedict’s vehicle. Liette was attempting to pass Benedict’s vehicle in the intersection when the collision occurred. Both vehicle’s traveled off the left side of the roadway. Benedict’s vehicle came to rest in the side ditch. Liette’s vehicle traveled through a utility pole and into a tree. Liette’s vehicle overturned and came to rest against a second utility pole.

Linda R. Benedict was transported to Wayne HealthCare by Arcanum Rescue where she was treated and released. Randall J. Liette was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight where he is listed in serious condition.

This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

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