GREENVILLE – Emergency crews extricated a driver from his vehicle after a two-car accident with injuries Friday morning.
Greenville Township Fire and Rescue along with deputies from the Darke County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the intersection of State Route 118 and Horatio Harris Creek Road at approximately 6:45 a.m. to an accident with injuries.
Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2000 Honda Accord driven by Paige Neargarder, 21, of Union City, was traveling westbound on Horatio-Harris Creek Road and stopped at the intersection of State Route 118. Neargarder then pulled into the intersection in front of a silver 2012 Nissan Sentra driven by Devin Billenstein 31, of New Weston, who was traveling southbound on State Route 118, causing a collision that resulted in both vehicles traveling off the right side of the roadway and Billenstein’s vehicle coming to rest on the edge of a corn field.
Billenstein had to be mechanically extricated from his vehicle. Both drivers were transported to Wayne HealthCare for non-life threatening injuries.
As crews were on scene of the accident with injuries a secondary accident occurred when a semitrailer crossing eastbound over State Route 118 on Horatio-Harris Creek Road struck low hanging wires from an already damaged utility pole from the initial accident. No injuries resulted from the secondary accident, however, State Route 118 had to be shut down to traffic as a result of the downed lines.
Both accidents currently remain under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Department.