4 injured in 3-vehicle crash on SR 49 in Darke County

Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 11:46 AM
Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

A medical helicopter has been called to a crash scene in the area of Ohio route 49 and Gettysburg-Pitsburg Road this morning.

UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.:

Four people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on Wednesday that followed reports of an erratic driver headed north on state Route 49.

Crews were called around 11:30 a.m. to a head-on crash on Ohio 49 near Pitsburg Laura Road.

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Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2006 Mazda 6 driven by Matthew Blaine, 39, of New Madison, veered left of center and side-swiped a 2018 Nissan Rogue driven by 33-year-old Keera Herbst of Dublin, headed south on Ohio 49. Blaine’s car then struck a 1992 Jeep Cherokee head-on, driven by Christopher Reynolds, 41, of Greenville, according to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

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Blaine and Reynolds were flown by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Blaine’s front-seat passenger, 33-year-old Alishia Keith of Greenville, and The Jeep’s front-seat passenger, 43-year-old Theresa Reynolds of Greenville, both were taken to Miami Valley Hospital, also with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Herbst was treated and released at the crash scene.

A portion of state Route 49 was shut down for about two hours.

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The crash remains under investigation, but deputies said they suspect possible driver impairment was a factor.

INITIAL REPORT:

A medical helicopter has been called to a crash scene in the area of state Route 49 and Gettysburg-Pitsburg Road this morning.

The crash was reported as a head-on collision around 11:35 a.m.

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Initial reports from emergency dispatch traffic indicated that there were possibly multiple people hurt.

This story will be updated as new information becomes available.