Tuesday, March 24, 2015

4 Injured in Weather Related Accident South of Greenville

On March 23, 2015 at approximately 5:40 PM Darke County Deputies, along with Greenville Rescue, Greenville Twp. Fire Dept.,and Arcanum Rescue were dispatched to State Route 49 near Heritage Road in reference to a one vehicle, injury accident. Careflight was requested to the scene but was unable to fly due to weather conditions.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2004 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Michael C. Gower, 30, of Greenville, was southbound on State Route 49, when the driver lost control of his vehicle on the snow covered roadway, causing him to travel off the right side of the roadway and strike a guardrail.

Gower, his front seat passenger, Bruce D. Boggs, 30, of Greenville, and the 8 year old and 4 year old male, back seat passengers, were all transported to Wayne Hospital for evaluation. Boggs and the 4 year old male were treated and released from Wayne. Gower was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU), where he is listed in stable condition. The 8 year old male was transported to Children's Medical Center by MICU, where his is listed in fair condition. The 4 year old and the 8 year old were in approved children's seats.

The Darke County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone to use extreme caution when driving on snow and ice covered roadways, as it creates hazardous conditions.

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

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