(8-8-22) Darke County Sheriff Deputies responded to the scene of a single vehicle crash Sunday night with multiple injuries on the 4000 block of Ohio 49 around 11:20 p.m.
Preliminary investigations revealed that a 2006 Ford Explorer driven by Sarah Burkhart (33) of Greenville, was traveling northwest on State Route 49 when she traveled off the left side of the roadway and hit a tree head-on.
Burkart was freed by mechanical means and flown by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital.
The front seat passenger Jeremiah Burkhart (37) of Greenville, was treated at the scene and later taken to Wayne Health Care for his injuries.
Three juveniles in the back seat were taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital by CareFlight.
Narcotics are believed to have a role in the accident. Suspected narcotics and paraphernalia were located inside the vehicle.
The Darke County Accident reconstruction team was called to the scene to assist with the investigation.
This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.