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6 people injured in Darke County rollover crash ID’d

Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 8:22 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 3:11 AM

FROM SCENE: Multiple injuries reported in Darke Co. rollover crash

UDDATE @3:15 a.m.

Passengers Trevor Harrison, 18, and Nathan Remencus, 18, are listed in serious condition at Miami Valley Hospital. The driver, Tyler Harrison, 21, is listed in fair condition, also at Miami Valley Hospital.

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Travis and Tiah Harrison, 12, have been discharged from Dayton Children’s Hospital.

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UPDATE @2:40 a.m.

The six occupants injured when a SUV rolled multiple times in Darke County Wednesday evening have been identified.

According to a release, the crash in the 1900 block of New Madison-Coletown Road happened when the front seat passenger, identified as Alicia Schroeder, 25, of Greenville, grabbed the driver’s arm. This caused the driver, identified as Tyler Harrison, 21, of Hollansburg, to drive off the right side of the roadway, over-correct and drive off the left side of the roadway into a field. The vehicle then rolled several times.

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Five of the vehicle’s occupants were ejected, including the driver and second-row passengers Nathan Remencus, 18, of New Madison, and Trevor Harrison, 18, of Hollansburg. Travis Harrison, 12 and Tiah Harrison, 12, both of Hollansburg, were in the third row and were also ejected.

Schroeder was the only passenger wearing a seat belt, according to the release.

Tyler Harrison was taken to Miami Valley Hospital from the scene, Trevor Harrison and Nathan Remencus were  taken to Wayne HealthCare and later to Miami Valley Hospital by the Mobile Intensive Care Unit, and Travis and Tiah were both taken to Wayne HealthCare and later to Dayton Children’s Hospital. 

Alicia Schroeder was taken to Wayne HealthCare and was later released.

CareFlight and MedFlight were requested to the scene, but were unable to fly due to weather conditions.

The crash remains under investigation.

FIRST REPORT

All six occupants, ranging in age from 12 to 25, were ejected tonight from a Chevrolet Suburban after the vehicle overturned multiple times into a field.

Two of the crash victims are in critical condition and were taken to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton following the crash that happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of New Madison-Coletown Road. Their names were not released, but they were four siblings and two friends who are local. Four were male and two female.

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Sgt. Steve Mills of the Darke County Sheriff’s Office said alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor, but that a crash reconstruction team was investigating whether excessive speed was involved. The posted limit is 55 mph, he said.

It appeared the driver, identified as a man in his 20s, went off the right side of the road, over-corrected and went off the left side of the roadway into a steep ditch, the sergeant said.

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“The vehicle rolled several times,” Mills said. “It appears all six occupants were ejected from the vehicle.”

None was believed to be wearing a seat belt. The crash remains under investigation.

Although a deputy earlier said only four people were ejected, investigators later determined all six were thrown from the Suburban. Also, a deputy previously reported that none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening. 

Several medical helicopters were requested but were unable to fly due to poor weather conditions.

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