Friday, August 26, 2016

Driver and Passenger Airlifted After Head On Collision with Semi

On August 25, 2016 at approximately 3:26 PM Darke County Deputies along with Rossburg Fire, Ansonia Rescue, Union City Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to the 12,400 block of State Route 49 North in reference to a head on injury accident involving a semi tractor trailer and a motor vehicle.

Preliminary investigation revealed a light blue 2003 Buick Lesabre driven by Christopher A. Wilson, 32 of Winchester, Indiana was traveling southbound on State Route 49 when he traveled left of the centerline striking a northbound 2015 white Volvo semi tractor trailer driven by Jerry B. Sturgell, 59 of Greenville, Ohio. Both vehicles came to rest off the roadway.

Sturgell was treated and released from the scene. Wilson and his passenger, Angela C. Paris, 26 of Ft. Wayne, Indiana were transported to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight. Wilson is listed in fair condition and Paris is listed in serious condition.

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

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

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