Driver CareFlighted after single-vehicle crash

GREENVILLE – A female teen driver was airlifted from the scene Saturday following a single-vehicle crash.

At approximately 3:22 p.m., emergency personnel from Greenville Township Rescue, Greenville Township Fire Department, and CareFlight were dispatched, along with deputies from the Darke County Sheriff’s Department, to State Route 571 and Wild Cat Road, in reference to an accident with injury.

According to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, a preliminary investigation into the accident has revealed that a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle driven by Kiersten Cates, (18), of West Manchester, was traveling Southeast on State Route 571, near Wildcat Rd. Cates traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole before coming to rest off the roadway in a ditch.

Cates was extricated from her vehicle prior to being treated on the scene by Greenville Township Rescue. Cates was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight where her condition remains unknown at this time.

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

PHOTO CAPTION: A teen driver was airlifted from the scene following a single-vehicle Saturday crash. (Jim Comer photo)

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