Darke County Sheriff’s Office responds to injury accident


GREENVILLE—Darke County Deputies along with New Madison Fire Department, Tri-Village Rescue, Arcanum Rescue and Greenville Fire Department were dispatched to the intersection of US RT 127 and US RT 36 West in reference to a two vehicle injury accident, on March 10, 2023 at approximately 12:02 PM.

Preliminary investigation revealed a gold 2001 Chrysler Town and Country, driven by Russel Garber (89) of Greenville was northbound on US RT 127 attempting to make a left turn onto US RT 36 west. Garber failed to yield when making a left turn striking a southbound 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, driven by Edwin Knaff (71) of West Alexandria. Knaff’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway coming to rest in the ditch.

Knaff and his two occupants were transported to Wayne HealthCare for further evaluation. Garber was treated and released from the scene.

Garber was issued a citation for failure to yield when making a left turn.