Tractor-trailer at fault for crash in Darke County, Sheriff says

DARKE COUNTY — Darke County Deputies responded to a crash involving a tractor-trailer on Sunday at 12:04 p.m., according to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

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Deputies and medics arrived at the crash on State Route 705 and U.S. Route 127.

Deputies were assisted by North Star Fire, Rossburg Fire, Ansonia Rescue and Osgood Rescue, a spokesperson from the office said.

A preliminary investigation shows a 21-year-old from Indianapolis was driving a white 2022 Kenworth tractor-trailer westbound on SR 705 and failed to stop at the intersection.

A 2005 Chevy Trail Blazer, driven by a 49-year-old of New Knoxville, OH, was traveling southbound on US 127 and collided with the semi, the spokesperson said.

The Chevy was transporting two 75-year-old passengers.

All three people in the Chevy were transported to St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured and cited for failure to yield the right-of-way, the spokesperson said.

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