1 injured, flown to hospital after Darke County crash

Authorities said the driver of red car was taken by Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital after a two-vehicle collision Monday morning. Photo: Jim Comer (Early Bird Newspaper)

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Authorities said the driver of red car was taken by Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital after a two-vehicle collision Monday morning. Photo: Jim Comer (Early Bird Newspaper)

One person was flown to a Dayton hospital after a two-vehicle crash south of Greenville Monday morning.

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The crash was reported on state Route 121 at the intersection with Hogpath Road around 7:45 a.m. Monday.

A preliminary investigation found a red Chevrolet sedan was traveling south on state Route 121 and slowed to make a left-hand turn onto Hogpath Road, investigators with  the Darke County Sheriff’s Office said in a media release.

The car was rear-ended by a Ford pickup truck, which sent the car off the roadway and into a front yard.

The driver of the car, identified as Thomas Purdy, 62, of Palestine, was injured and flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton by a CareFlight medical helicopter. His condition was not released.

The driver of the truck, identified as Mervin Hilty, 70, of New Madison, was not injured in the crash, deputies said.

All units had cleared the scene by 8:45 a.m.

Additional details were not available. We’ll update this story as we learn more.

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