Darke sheriff investigating 2-vehicle crash at U.S. routes 36 and 127 near Greenville


(UPDATE @ 7:57 p.m.): An 82-year-old New Paris man apparently failed to yield after a stop sign and drove into the path of an SUV at U.S. routes 36 and 127, according to the Darke County Sheriff's Office, which notes the investigation is continuing.

Fredrick Clark and his front seat passenger, 79-year-old Shirley Clark, also of New Paris, were taken to Miami Valley Hospital via its Mobile Intensive Care Unit. Fire/paramedic crews used mechanical means to get him out of their Chevy Aved subcompact.

They were able get the woman out without using mechanical means.

Brnet Stastny, a 36-year-old Arcanum resident who was driving the Chevy Blazer that hit the Clark vehicle, refused treatment at the scene.

The accident shut down both U.S. routes approximately one hour, according to the sheriff's office.


Two people are reportedly critically injured this afternoon in a two-vehicle crash near Greenville.

The crash was reported around 2:15 p.m. at U.S. 36 and U.S. 127 in Neave Twp. in Darke County.

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According to initial reports, both people hurt in the crash were trapped in their vehicles.

Greenville fire and rescue personnel also responded to the scene.

Crews were checking to see whether medical helicopters were able to fly, but they were not due to weather.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.

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