(10-19-20) On October 18, 2020 at approximately 5:49 P.M. Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Gettysburg Fire, Gettysburg Rescue, and Careflight were dispatched to the area of State Route 121 and Oliver Road in reference to a accident with injury involving a motorcycle.

Preliminary investigation revealed a black 1994 Suzuki motorcycle driven by Stephen Eldred (51) of Greenville was traveling South on State Route 121 near Oliver Road. Eldred failed to negotiate a curve, traveling off the right side of the roadway and striking the ditch before coming to rest. Eldred was ejected from the motorcycle, was treated at the scene by Gettysburg Fire and Rescue and was flown to Miami Valley Hospital by Careflight.

Eldred was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

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