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Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 11:46 AM
Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
DARKE COUNTY — 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.
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.
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.
The crash remains under investigation, but deputies said they suspect possible driver impairment was a factor.
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.
Initial reports from emergency dispatch traffic indicated that there were possibly multiple people hurt.