Greenville motorcyclist critically injured in head-on crash

A motorcyclist was critically injured Thursday afternoon in a head-on crash in Darke County.

Gary Charles III, 34, of Greenville, was headed west shortly before 3 p.m. when he drove his red 2007 Yamaha Royal Star motorcycle left of center while negotiating a curve in the 1100 block of Converse Road in Washington Twp., according preliminary investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles was struck head-on by an eastbound black 2004 GMC Sierra pickup truck driven by Wilbur Sink, 68, of Union City, Ohio, the sheriff’s office stated in a release.

Charles was flown to Miami Valley Hospital with critical injuries. Sink was treated and released at the scene of the crash, which remains under investigation.