GREENVILLE — A Greenville teenager succumbed to his injuries Tuesday after a serious accident at the intersection of Kruckeberg Road and U.S. Route 127.
On August 2, at approximately 5:13 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Greenville Township Fire, Greenville Township Rescue, Arcanum Rescue, Ansonia Rescue, Gettysburg Rescue, Union City Rescue, CareFlight, Ohio State Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement, Ohio Department of Transportation and the Darke County Coroner’s Investigator were dispatched to the intersection of U.S. Route 127 and Kruckeberg Road in reference to the two-vehicle accident.
The preliminary investigation revealed a white 1999 Honda CRV driven by 16-year-old Elias Burr of Greenville, Ohio, was stopped at the posted stop sign on Kruckeberg Road at U.S. Route 127. The teenager attempted to travel west across U.S. Route 127 when his vehicle was struck by a black 2006 Ford F-350 driven by Samuel M. Wengerd, 28, of Geneva, Indiana, which was traveling northbound. Both vehicles continued north traveling across the grass median and coming to rest in the southbound lanes of travel on U.S. Route 127.
Burr was pronounced dead at the scene. The seven and nine-year-old male passengers of the CRV, siblings of Burr, both from Greenville, were transported to Children’s Hospital in Dayton by two separate CareFlight helicopters from the scene where they are listed in critical condition. Recent information suggests they are expected to survive their injuries.
Wengerd was treated and released by EMS at the scene. Wengerd’s passengers, Jacob Schwartz, 19, and Marvin Schwartz, 21, both of Portland, Indiana, were transported to Wayne Healthcare by Greenville Rescue and Ansonia Rescue where they were treated and released.
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 and The Darke County Coroners Office.