WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Three people were reported injured Saturday morning after a single-vehicle crash closed down State Route 571 west and left multiple residences in the area without power. At approximately 5:42 a.m., Union City Fire and Rescue along with deputies from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1600 block of State Route 571 West in reference to an injury crash with power lines down.
According to the Darke County Sheriff’s Department, a preliminary investigation into the incident revealed a red Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Jenna Dillon, 27, of Union City, was traveling southeast on State Route 571 when she failed to maintain control of the vehicle leaving the right side of the roadway, striking and breaking off a utility pole before coming to rest in the front lawn of a private residence located at 1643 State Route 571. Downed power lines from the crash stretched across State Route 571 leaving both lanes of travel closed to traffic and multiple residences in the area without power for several hours while repairs were being made.
The female driver of the Equinox, as well as her front seat passenger, Stacie Crisman, 30, of Union City, and her back seat male juvenile passenger, were all treated on the scene by Union City Rescue prior to being transported to Wayne HealthCare for minor injuries. The condition of all three involved in the crash remains unknown at this time.
The incident will remain under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Department.