Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Arcanum Man Dies in Three Car Crash on 121

Greenville – On September 16, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. Darke County 911 received a report of a three vehicle injury crash in the 3500 blk. of SR121. Darke County Deputies, along with New Madison Fire and Tri-Village Rescue were dispatched to the scene. Mutual aid was also requested from Liberty Township Fire, Greenville Township Rescue, Arcanum Rescue and LifeLine out of Richmond, IN.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by Robyn Byrd (34) of Greenville, was northbound on SR121 and had driven left of center striking a 2015 Chevy Trax , driven by Larry Dowler (76) of Arcanum, head on. Dowler’s vehicle was then struck by a 2008 Dodge Nitro, driven by Kassandra Duplessis (26) of Greenville, which was following Dowler’s vehicle southbound.

Byrd was trapped in her vehicle and was extricated by New Madison Fire Department and Tri-Village Rescue. Byrd was then transported by LifeLine to Miami Valley Hospital. Dowler had succumbed to his injuries from the crash at the scene. Duplessis had two passengers in her vehicle, Beckam Poling (47) of Greenville and Duplessis’ four year old daughter. Duplessis and her daughter were transported by Arcanum Rescue to Wayne Hospital. Poling was transported by Greenville Township Rescue to Wayne Hospital. The Darke County Accident re-construction team was called to the scene, along with the Darke County Coroner’s Office. This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office and the Darke County Coroner’s Office. The condition of all parties involved is not known at this time.

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