April 25, 2014
GREENVILLE -Two women were airlifted with serious injuries Thursday night after their car struck a semi tanker that was attempting to cross a highway.
At approximately 9:38 p.m. Darke County deputies along, with Greenville Township Fire and Rescue, Arcanum Rescue, Greenville Fire, Greenville Police Department and two CareFlight helicopters were dispatched to the intersection of U.S. Route 127 and Sebring-Warner Road in reference to the accident.
The preliminary investigation revealed a white 2013 Freightliner semi tractor/trailer driven by, Clayton R. Ramsey, 54 of Greenville, was stopped westbound on Sebring-Warner Road at U.S. Route 127. Ramsey attempted to cross U.S. Route 127 and was struck by a northbound 2003 Chevy Impala driven by Lacie D. Copeland, 21 of Greenville.
Copeland and her front seat passenger, Lindsey T. Bolton, 26 of Arcanum were extricated by mechanical means after being trapped in the wreckage for approximately 30 minutes.
Ramsey was treated and released at the scene. Copeland and Bolton were airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight, Copeland is listed in serious condition and Bolton is listed in good condition. Copeland’s third occupant, Nicholas K. Deaton, 23 of Greenville was transported to Wayne HealthCare by Arcanum Rescue where he was treated and released.
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction team and Ohio State Patrol’s Motor Carrier Inspector also responded to the scene for further investigation.
This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.