GREENVILLE – The Darke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of road rage on Sunday that sent a couple to the hospital after being ejected from their motorcycle.
On May 29 at 3:58 p.m. Darke County Sheriffs Deputies, along with Greenville Township Fire Department, Greenville Rescue and Careflight, responded to the injury accident on U.S. Route 127 in the area of Childrens Home Bradford Road.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2012 Ford Fiesta driven by Nathan Nisley, 33 of Rawson Ohio, changed lanes and struck a northbound 2001 Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle. The occupants of the motorcycle were Justin Ungericht, 32 of Greenville and Tyra Vanatta, 25 also of Greenville. Both occupants on the motorcycle were ejected and neither person was wearing a helmet. Ungericht and Vanatta were transported to Miami Valley Hospital by careflight. Vanatta was released and Ungericht is currently in fair condition.
During the course of the investigation Deputies learned that the incident appeared to be the result of road rage. Deputies arrested Nisley on two counts of felonious assault both a felony in the second degree. Nisley is being held at the Darke County Sheriffs Office where he is awaiting his initial appearance.