CareFlight responds to crash at US 127 and Kruckeberg

GREENVILLE – Two patients were transported from the scene of a two-vehicle crash by CareFlight Tuesday after being seriously injured on the outskirts of Greenville.

At approximately 2:05 p.m., emergency personnel from Greenville Township Fire and Rescue responded along with Gettysburg Rescue, CareFlight, Greenville Police Department and deputies from the Darke County Sheriff’s Department to the intersection of U.S. Route 127 and Kruckeberg Road in reference to a two-vehicle crash with injuries.

According to the Darke County Sheriff’s Department, a preliminary investigation of the incident revealed a blue 2007 Dodge Avenger driven by Ryan Eldridge, 24, of Greenville, was traveling northbound on U.S. Route 127 when the vehicle attempted a left-hand turn westbound onto Kruckeberg Road. Eldridge failed to notice and pulled into the pathway of oncoming traffic and was struck in the passenger side door area by a southbound black 2002 Dodge Dakota Pickup truck driven by Cary Duncan, 34, of Greenville. Eldridged continued off the roadway and to rest in a ditch located at the southwest corner of the intersection. The Dodge Dakota came to rest in the roadway.

Eldridge and his two-week old son were treated on the scene by Greenville Township Fire and Rescue for what was described as serious injuries. Both father and son were transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital where their conditions remain unknown at this time.

Duncan was transported to Wayne HealthCare by Greenville Township Rescue for what was described as non-life threatening injuries. His passenger, Todd Turvene, 44, of Greenville, was treated and released from the scene.

The incident will remain under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Department.

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