Rossburg man airlifted after Christmas morning crash

Staff Report

December 25, 2013

DARKE COUNTY - A man was injured after crashing his vehicle early Christmas morning just east of Lightsville.

On Wednesday at approximately 1:08 a.m. Darke County Deputies along with Rossburg Fire, Ansonia Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to the 2800 block of Rossburg Lightsville Road in reference to a single vehicle injury accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed Richard S. Smith, 43, of Rossburg was traveling east on Rossburg Lightsville Road in a blue Ford Focus when he veered off the right side of the roadway striking a utility pole. The vehicle traveled approximately 100 yards before coming to rest in a field.

Smith was transport to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight where he is listed in stable condition.

The accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.