Man hits a tree head-on in morning accident


ANSONIA – A Ft. Recovery man sustained serious injuries Tuesday morning when his car hit a tree head-on after failing to negotiate a curve.

On July 19 at approximately 7:39 a.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Ansonia Fire, Ansonia Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to the 5300 block of Brown Road on the single-car accident.

The preliminary investigation revealed a brown 2013 Nissan Altima, driven by Paul R. Evans, 62, was eastbound on Brown Road in the 5300 block. Evans failed to negotiate a curve causing the vehicle to travel off the right side of the roadway and collided head-on into a tree. Evans continued through a fence before coming to rest in the side ditch.

CareFlight could not fly due to foggy weather conditions. Evans was the sole occupant in the car and he was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Ansonia Rescue, where he is listed in serious condition.

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team also responded to the scene for further investigation. This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

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