(August 28, 2018) At approximately 5:07 pm this afternoon the Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Township Fire, Greenville Township Rescue and Versailles Life Squad were dispatched to the intersection of US RT 127 and Kruckeberg Road in reference to an injury accident involving a semi-tractor trailer and a car.
Preliminary investigation revealed a red 2003 Chevy Cavalier driven by Cassie L. Rapier (19) of Union City, Indiana was stopped eastbound on Kruckeberg Road at US RT 127 at the posted stop sign. Rapier failed to yield after the stop sign traveling into the path of the southbound 1998 maroon International semi-tractor trailer driven by Jesse Shaffer (19) of New Paris, Ohio. US RT 127 at Kruckeberg Road was closed for approximately 2 hours.
Cassie Rapier was extricated by mechanical means and transported to Wayne HealthCare by Greenville Township Rescue. Rapier’s front seat passenger, Craig Cable was also transported to Wayne HealthCare by Greenville Township Rescue. Rapier and Cable had non life threatening injuries. Jesse Shaffer was transported to Wayne HealthCare by Versailles Life Squad with minor injuries.
This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.