Four People Sent To Hospital After Crash In Darke County

Published: Thursday, May 18, 2006 @ 8:37 PM
Updated: Thursday, May 18, 2006 @ 9:14 PM

A head-on crash late Thursday afternoon in Darke County on U.S. Route 127 near Greenville sent four people to the hospital.

The crash happened about three miles south of Greenville near McNutt Road.

For an unknown reason, a car driven by Kenneth Earick Jr. of Greenville went left of the center line .

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Deputies said the driver of the pickup truck, 23-year-old Douglas Zimmer , who lives near Greenville, tried to avoid the crash but couldn't.

Careflight took Earick, Earick's brother Kevin Earick of Piqua, and Zimmer to Miami Valley Hospital.

A third passenger in the car, James Hicks , who lives near Bradford , was taken to Wayne Hospital in Greenville.

Deputies said that Kenneth Earick is expected to be cited for a left-of-center violation.