Driver critically hurt who slams car into pole in Darke Co.

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Driver critically hurt who slams car into pole in Darke Co.

UPDATE @ 10:20 p.m.

A Greenville driver headed east this morning on Weavers Fort Jefferson Road veered off the roadway and wrapped his car around a utility pole, according to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, 32-year-old Christopher Elliot, had to be extricated from his vehicle. He was taken by MedFlight to Kettering Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.

FIRST REPORT

A medical helicopter was requested to the scene of a crash on Weaver Ft. Jefferson Road after a vehicle crashed into a pole this morning.

Firefighters responded to the crash in the 4500 block of Weavers-Ft. Jefferson Road around 10:10 a.m.

One person was transported aboard a medical helicopter to Kettering Medical Center for treatment of injuries, officials said.  The severity of injuries was not immediately known.

Deputies said the driver lost control for an unknown reason and struck a utility pole, bringing down live DP&L wires onto the vehicle.

Power crews had take care of the downed wires before emergency crews could remove the victim from the wreckage.

Wires were brought down when the vehicle hit the pole, officials said.

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