Early morning motorcycle versus SUV accident leaves 1 critically injured


By Jim Comer - For The Daily Advocate



A motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road.

A motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road.


Jim Comer | For The Daily Advocate

A motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road.


Jim Comer | For The Daily Advocate

A motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road.


Jim Comer | For The Daily Advocate

A motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road.


Jim Comer | For The Daily Advocate

A motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road.


Jim Comer | For The Daily Advocate

UPDATE: The Darke County Sheriff’s Department has released additional information about Thursday’s crash at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St Johns Road.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2002 Jeep Liberty operated by Joseph York (53) of Greenville was traveling south on Jaysville-St Johns Road. The Jeep Liberty left the stop sign and pulled into the path of a westbound 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Gary Higgins (57) of Greenville. The Jeep Liberty was struck on the left side by the 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Higgins was ejected from the motorcycle.

Higgins was transported to Wayne Healthcare by Greenville Rescue and later transferred to Miami Valley Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Higgins was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. York was treated and released at the scene.

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction team also was called to the accident scene for further investigation.

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

GREENVILLE – An early morning accident has left a male rider of a motorcycle critically injured.

At approximately 6 a.m. Thursday, emergency personnel from Greenville Township Fire and Rescue as well as deputies from the Darke County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road in reference to a motorcycle versus car injury accident.

It is believed a black Jeep Liberty stopped at the stop sign of Jaysville-St. Johns Road and had pulled out into the path of a motorcycle traveling westbound on State Route 571.

According to deputies from the Darke County Sheriff’s Department, due to CareFlight being unable to fly because of the heavy fog, a male rider of the motorcycle was transported from the scene by Greenville Township Rescue to Miami Valley Hospital for his injuries. No further information regarding the rider’s condition is available at this time.

The accident is currently under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Department.

A motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/08/web1_WEB-IMG_0325-2-1-1.jpgA motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road. Jim Comer | For The Daily Advocate

A motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/08/web1_WEB-IMG_0345-3-1-1.jpgA motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road. Jim Comer | For The Daily Advocate

A motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/08/web1_WEB-MVI_0354_Moment_Moment-4-1-1.jpgA motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road. Jim Comer | For The Daily Advocate

A motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/08/web1_WEB-IMG_0324-2-1-1.jpgA motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road. Jim Comer | For The Daily Advocate

A motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/08/web1_WEB-IMG_0337-2-1-1.jpgA motorcycle and a black Jeep Liberty collided early Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 571 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road. Jim Comer | For The Daily Advocate

By Jim Comer

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