Passenger pinned under SUV in rollover crash on state Route 49 in Darke County

Published: Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 5:46 PM
Updated: Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 7:52 PM

State Route 49 in the area of Arcanum and Pitsburg in Darke County has been shut down in both directions for a rollover vehicle accident.

UPDATE @ 7:52 p.m.: The passenger in an SUV was ejected and left pinned under it in the rollover crash in the 2100 block of state Route 49, according to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

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Emergency personnel extricated 43-year-old Shanna Smith, of Greenville, who reportedly was in serious condition, according to the sheriff’s office.

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The driver, 23-year-old Tiffany Henninger, also of Greenville, suffered injuries that appeared to be non-life threatening, according to the sheriff’s office.

UPDATE @ 6:52 p.m.:

The driver and passenger have been taken to hospitals after their SUV rolled when the driver apparently over-corrected in the 2100 block of state Route 49 and continued off the roadway, Darke County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Young said.

The driver has been taken to Wayne Healthcare. The passenger, who was pinned underneath the vehicle, has been taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight, Deputy Young said. Their conditions are not known, he said.

The SUV was headed south when it left the right side of the road. That’s when the driver apparently over-corrected, sending the vehicle off the left side of the road, Young said.

Deputies expect to have the road closed at least another hour because of the crash investigation.

INITIAL REPORT

State Route 49 in the area of Arcanum and Pitsburg in Darke County has been shut down in both directions for a rollover vehicle accident in the 2100 block reported Monday afternoon. At least one person is believed injured, we’re hearing.

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The accident was reported about 4:30 p.m. and we're hearing the person injured may have been ejected in the crash and trapped under the vehicle. That part of the accident has not been confirmed. 

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According to sheriff's dispatch, two CareFlight helicopters have been dispatched. 

We have a crew on scene. We will update this developing report as we learn more. 

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