2 taken to hospitals after motorcycle-SUV collision on U.S. 127 in Darke County

Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 4:20 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 6:31 PM

A car failed to yield the right of way on U.S. 36 West at U.S. 127 and drove into the path of a motorcycle Wednesday afternoon, sending both drivers to hospitals.

UPDATE @ 6:20 p.m.: A car failed to yield the right of way on U.S. 36 West at U.S. 127 and drove into the path of a motorcycle Wednesday afternoon, sending both drivers to hospitals, the Darke County Sheriff's Office said. 

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Stephen Marshall, 64, of Greenville, who was aboard a Harley Davidson, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. His condition was not known at the time of this update. 

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Kimberly Green, 53, of Lynn, Indiana, who was driving a Ford Escape, was taken to Wayne Hospital suffering from minor injuries. 

According to the preliminary investigation, Green drove into Marshall's path after leaving a stop sign. She was headed east on 36. Marshall was headed south on 127. 

The sheriff's office is continuing to investigate the accident. 

We will update this developing report as warranted.

UPDATE @ 5 p.m.:

U.S. 127 has reopened following a collision between a motorcycle and minivan.

The motorcyclist was alert and talking when he was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. The minivan driver, a man, suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. None of the injuries are life-threatening, according to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

FIRST REPORT

A serious crash has been reported in the area of U.S. 127 and U.S. 36 west south of Greenville this afternoon.

The crash was reported around 4 p.m. and was reported to involve a car and a motorcycle. U.S. 127 was shut down in the area of the crash.

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Initial emergency dispatch reports indicated someone had a serious head injury as a result of the crash.

A medical helicopter has been requested to the crash site.