Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tractor Trailor Fails to Yield, Collides with Car at 503 & 127

On March 30, 2015 at approximately 8:31 pm, Darke County Deputies, along with Tri Village Rescue and New Madison Fire Department responded to the intersection of US Route 127 & SR 503 in reference to a two vehicle injury accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed a tractor trailer, driven by Lorenzo Rodriguez-Ortiz (48) of Rigby, Idaho, was traveling west on SR 503. The tractor trailer stopped at the intersection of US Route 127 and SR 503. The tractor trailer entered the intersection into the path of a northbound 2006 Toyota Corolla, driven by Dawn Loper (40) of West Manchester, Ohio. Loper's vehicle struck the tractor trailer and both vehicles came to rest in the intersection.

Mrs. Loper was transport to Wayne Healthcare by Tri Village Rescue with non-life threatening injuries. Mr. Rodriguez-Ortiz was not injured in the accident. Mr. Rodriguez-Ortiz was issued a citation for Failure to Yield Right of way.

The intersection was closed in all directions during the investigation. This accident remains under investigation by The Darke County Sheriff's Office.

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