Friday, April 25, 2014

Two Airlifted After Car Is Trapped Under Semi on US 127

On April 24, 2014 at approximately 9:38 PM Darke County Deputies along, with Greenville Township Fire and Rescue, Arcanum Rescue, Greenville Fire, Greenville Police Department and two CareFlight helicopters were dispatched to the intersection of US Route 127 and Sebring-Warner Road in reference to a Semi Tractor/Trailer and motor vehicle accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2013 Freightliner semi tractor/trailer driven by, Clayton R. Ramsey, 54, Greenville, was stopped westbound on Sebring-Warner Road at US Route 127. Ramsey attempted to cross US Route 127 and was struck by a northbound 2003 Chevy Impala driven by, Lacie D. Copeland, 21, Greenville, Ohio. Copeland and her front seat passenger, Lindsey T. Bolton, 26, Arcanum, Ohio were extricated by mechanical means after being trapped in the wreckage for approximately thirty minutes.

Clayton R. Ramsey was treated and released at the scene. Copeland and Bolton were airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight, Copeland is listed in serious condition and Bolton is listed in good condition. Copeland’s third occupant, Nicholas K. Deaton, 23, Greenville was transported to Wayne Health Care by Arcanum Rescue where he was treated and released.

The Darke County Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction team and Ohio State Patrol’s Motor Carrier Inspector also responded to the scene for further investigation.

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

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