Crash on U.S. 127 under investigation

Deputies: Serious crash went unnoticed

Jordan Perry, 19, crashed his car into a pole sometime overnight in the 3900 block of U.S. 127; however, the wreck that trapped the driver was not discovered until around 4 a.m. The crash remains under investigation, according to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

Preliminary investigation showed Perry was driving a black 2001 Chevrolet Impala south on U.S. 127 when he went off the right side of the road, striking a utility pole. Perry was trapped inside his car and had to be freed by mechanical means. The 3900 block of U.S. 127 was closed for about three hours this morning as the Darke County Accident Reconstruction Team investigated.

In addition to Darke County deputies, agencies that responded to the scene included Madison Fire, Tri-Village Rescue and Indiana University Air Life Line, which flew Perry to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.


Sheriff’s deputies say a crash in Darke County was not reported for some time before crews were able to help the driver.

Deputies from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office say they responded around 4 a.m. Sunday to a single-vehicle crash in the 3900 block of U.S. 127. Crews found a vehicle crashed into a pole that had also trapped the driver.

The driver, the only occupant, suffered serious injuries and was flown by medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Deputies are unsure when the crash occurred, and believe it went unnoticed for some time before deputies were dispatched.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but deputies do not suspect alcohol as a factor.

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