(August 3, 2020) This afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m. Darke County Deputies along with Ansonia Fire and Rescue responded to the 11,600 block of State Route 49 for a reported motorcycle crash with injuries.

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Preliminary investigation revealed a black 2006 Harley- Davidson Ultra Classic operated by Justin Thomas (41) of Greenville was traveling northbound on State Route 49 and failed to negotiate a curve, driving off the right side of the roadway into a corn field, where he was ejected from the motorcycle. Thomas was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Ansonia Rescue for his injuries. CareFlight was initially called to respond but was unable to fly due to weather conditions.

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