(5-9-21) On May 8, 2021 at 11:30 a.m., Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Greenville Township Rescue and Greenville Township Fire responded to the area of State Route 127 and Oliver Road in reference to an injury accident.
Preliminary investigation revealed a blue 1992 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Philip Martin (67) of Versailles, Ohio, was traveling northbound on U.S. Route 127 near Oliver Road. A 2013 black Dodge Charger driven by Kellen Amspaugh (31), of Ansonia Ohio, was traveling South on U.S. Route 127. Due to a unknown medical event, Martin lost control of his vehicle and crossed the centerline, forcing Amspaugh to drive off the right side of the road to avoid the collision. Both vehicle’s came to rest in the ditch.
Martin was transported Wayne Hospital where he was later pronounced dead as a result of his medical condition he suffered while driving.