NEW MADISON – On June 11, at approximately 11:44 a.m., Darke County Deputies along with Tri-Village Rescue and New Madison Fire responded to the intersection of US Route 127 and State Route 503 for a three-vehicle injury accident.
Preliminary investigation revealed all three vehicles involved were traveling southbound on US Route 127, when a Black 2000 Volvo tractor-trailer driven by Malcom Darell Benedict, 18, of Eldorado, rear-ended a Silver 2017 Toyota Camry driven by Deborah Kaye Hopkins, 67, of Butler Ky., which had slowed down for the vehicle in front of her. The Toyota then struck the Green 2001 Buick LeSabre driven by Mary L. Ray, 79, of Ithaca who had slowed down to make a left hand turn onto State Route 503.
The Toyota driver was then transported to Miami Valley Hospital by MedFlight for her injuries. The semi driver and front seat passenger and the driver of the Buick LeSabre were not injured in the crash.
This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.