On August 28, 2023, at approximately 6:40 PM, Darke County Deputies, along with Tri-Village Rescue, Liberty Township Fire, and Greenville City Fire, were dispatched to 4324 Palestine Hollansburg Road in reference to a power aircraft accident.
Preliminary investigation revealed a 1998 Buckeye Dream Machine was being operated by Devan Spurlock,37, of Bradford. Mr. Spurlock lost control of the aircraft and crashed into a tree. Mr. Spurlock was trapped in the aircraft, suspended approximately 15 feet up in the tree. Greenville City Fire freed Mr. Spurlock from the aircraft with the use of a ladder truck. Mr. Spurlock was treated at the scene by Tri-Village rescue and was transported to Wayne Health Care with minor injuries.
This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.