GREENVILLE — A Greenville woman died of her injuries Tuesday after her car was hit by a pickup truck in a chain reaction, three-car, head-on accident.
At 5:03 p.m. Tuesday, Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Greenville Township Fire and Rescue, Ansonia Rescue and Union City Rescue, were dispatched to the 4100 block of State Route 571 in response to the crash.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 Chevy Impala, driven by Aaron Holmes, 31, of New Paris, Ohio, was driving eastbound on State Route 571 when Holmes’ vehicle went left of center. Holmes’ vehicle struck a 1999 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck, driven by Ryan Sanders, 18, of Greenville, Ohio, which was driving westbound on 571.
Sanders lost control of his vehicle and went left of center, striking a 2002 Toyota Corolla, driven by Linda Stebbins, 61, of Greenville, which was driving eastbound behind Holmes’ vehicle.
Holmes refused treatment at the scene. Sanders was treated by Union City Rescue and was transported to Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Jessica Keily, 34, of Union City, Ohio, was a front seat passenger in Stebbins’ vehicle. Keily was treated by Greenville Rescue and transported to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight.
Keily’s condition remains unknown. Sanders was treated and released from Wayne HealthCare.
Stebbins was trapped in her vehicle and had to be extricated by Greenville Township Fire and Rescue. Stebbins succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office accident reconstruction team was called to the scene along with the Darke County Coroner’s Office.
At this time, the cause of Holmes’ vehicle going left of center is unknown. The accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office and the Darke County Coroner’s Office.