Darke County Sheriff’s Office investigates head-on accident


DARKE COUNTY—Darke County Deputies along with Tri-Village Rescue and Tri-Village Fire Department, were dispatched to the 3900 block of U.S. Route 127 on April 21 at approximately 1159 a.m., in reference to a head on accident with injury.

Preliminary investigations revealed that a blue 2012 Ford F-150 driven by Lawrence Chatterton (72), of Antwerp, Ohio was traveling north on U.S. 127. Mr. Chatterton traveled left of center and struck a south bound 2012 silver GMC Sierra driven by William Rich (39) of Greenville, Ohio.

Mr. Chatterton was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Careflight for suspected serious injuries. Mr. Rich was transported to Wayne Healthcare by Tri Village Rescue for suspected minor injuries.

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