(August 9, 2018) Wednesday morning at around 6:19 am, Darke County Sheriff Deputies along with Greenville Township Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville St Johns Rd on an injury accident. CareFlight was called but could not fly due to the extreme fog conditions in the area.
Preliminary investigation revealed a 2002 Jeep Liberty operated by Joseph York (53) of Greenville, was traveling south on Jaysville St Johns Rd. The Jeep Liberty left the stop sign and pulled into the path of a westbound 2001 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, operated by Gary Higgins (57) of Greenville. The Jeep Liberty was struck on the left side by the 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Higgins was ejected from the motorcycle, he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Higgins was transported to Wayne Healthcare by Greenville Rescue and later transferred to Miami Valley Hospital where he is listed in Critical condition. York was treated and released at the scene.
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction team was also called to the accident scene for further investigation.
This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.