Alcohol suspected in tree crash


UNION CITY — A Winchester man was airlifted Friday night after his truck struck a tree.

On April 21 at approximately 7:56 p.m., Darke County Deputies along with Union City Ohio Rescue and Liberty Township Fire and CareFlight responded to the 7400 block of Palestine Union City Road on a report of a injury crash with a car into a tree.

The preliminary investigation revealed a black 1995 Chevy Trailblazer driven by Jeremy M. Kimball 42, of Winchester, Indiana, was traveling northbound in the 7400 block of Palestine-Union City Rd. and drove left of center traveling off the left side of the roadway and striking a tree.

The driver was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight for his injuries and Kimball was not wearing a seatbelt and alcohol is a suspected factor in this crash.

This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

Staff report

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