Greenville teen dies in Darke County crash Saturday

VAN BUREN TWP. — A Greenville teenager died over the weekend after a crash in Darke County Saturday night.

Around 7 p.m. deputies with the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, along with mutual aid crews, were called to the intersection of Jaysville St. Johns and Hollansburg Sampson roads to reports of a crash.

An initial investigation found that a Chevrolet Colbat driven by Marissa Portemont, 17, of Greenville was traveling eastbound on Hollansburg Sampson Road when she failed to yield at a stop sign at Jaysville St. Johns Road, the sheriff’s office said.

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Portemont’s car was hit by a Ford150 driven by Clifford Strange, 48, of Greenville that was traveling southbound on Jaysville St. Johns Road.

Strange and his passenger were both treated at the scene.

Portemont was treated on scene before being taken to Wayne Health Care where she died from their injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

The accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

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