Arcanum man injured in crash


DARKE COUNTY – A motorcyclist was seriously injured and transported by helicopter following a collision with a van Thursday evening.

Darke County Deputies, along with Arcanum Rescue and Laura Fire Department, were dispatched to the scene of a reported injury crash at the intersection of Hogpath Road and Red River West Grove Road May 5 at 7:24 p.m. CareFlight also was dispatched to the scene.

The preliminary investigation determined at Randall Flory, 42, of Bradford, was driving a white 2008 Chevrolet van east on Hogpath Road, when he attempted to make a left turn onto Red River West Grove Road when he struck a westbound silver 1985 Suzuki motorcycle driven by Jonathon Cottrell, 28, of Arcanum.

Flory was treated and released from the scene with no reported injuries. Cottrell was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Careflight and is listed in serious condition.

Flory was issued a citation for failure to yield.

Staff report

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