Greenville-(July 2, 2017) At approximately 2:36 am Sunday morning Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with New Madison Fire and Tri-Village Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of U.S. Route 127 and Hogpath Road due to a two vehicle injury accident.
Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Ford Taurus was westbound on Hogpath Road approaching the intersection at U.S. Route 127 when it failed to stop at the posted stop sign. The Ford Taurus entered the path of a southbound 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Tyler Stone (22) of Brookville. Stone’s vehicle struck the Ford Taurus on the passenger side causing both vehicles to travel off the west side of US127. The Ford Taurus struck a utility pole and a group of trees before coming to rest. Stone’s vehicle overturned onto the driver’s side before coming to rest.
The driver of the Ford Taurus (name withheld until relatives are notified) passed away due to their injuries at the scene. Stone, who sustained minor injuries, refused treatment by Tri-Village Rescue.
This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office and Darke County Cornoner’s Office.