(October 25, 2020) This morning at 9:53 a.m. Darke County Sheriff Deputies, New Madison Fire, Tri-Village Rescue, and Med Flight responded to the area of State Route 722 and State Route 726 on a 2 vehicle injury crash.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2014 Chevy Malibu driven by Linda Smith (74) of West Milton, was east bound on State Route 722. Smith pulled into the intersection at State Route 726 traveling into the path of a south bound 2012 GMC Acadia driven by Natalie Greene (30) of New Madison.

Greene and her passengers, Vincent Springer (31) of New Madison and 2 juvenile’s were treated and released at the scene by Tri-Village Rescue.

Smith passed away due to her injuries at the scene and her passenger, Marie Fine (94) of Laura was transported to Miami Valley Hospital, in Dayton, by Med Flight where she later passed away due to her injuries.

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team and the Darke County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene for further investigation.

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