Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Greenville Woman in Critical Condition After Car Strikes Semi

On December 28, 2015 at approximately 11:34 am, Darke County Deputies along with Tri-Village Rescue, Greenville Township Rescue, and New Madison Fire, responded to the intersection of US RT 127 and State Route 722 in the Village of Castine on a report of an injury accident with entrapment.

Preliminary investigation revealed a black 2004 Honda Accord driven by Sharon K. Fourman 64, Greenville, OH. was traveling Eastbound on State Route 722 and failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign to Jeffrey A. White 53, Lewisburg, OH. who was traveling Southbound on US RT 127 driving a white 2008 Peterbilt semi tractor trailer. Fourmans vehicle struck the passenger side of the semi tractor causing the semi to jackknife. Greenville City Fire also responded to the accident with their Hazmat trailer to assist with a diesel fuel clean up. Ohio State Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement also responded to assist with a safety inspection of the semi tractor and trailer.

Fourman was extricated by mechanical means by New Madison Fire Department and was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Tri-Village Rescue where she is currently listed in critical condition. White was uninjured in the accident.

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

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