Darke County Sheriff’s Office investigates motorcycle accident


PALESTINE—On May 15, 2023 at approx. 11:13 PM Darke County Deputies along with Liberty Township Fire, Tri Village Rescue, Greenville Township Rescue, and Careflight were dispatched to the 4300 block of Palestine Hollansburg Road in ref. to a motorcycle accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed a black 2022 Harley Davidson driven Jason Swisher ,44, of Greenville was traveling Northeast on Palestine Hollansburg Road when he traveled off the right side of the roadway and striking the ditch. Mr. Swisher and his passenger Ruth Caudill, 44, of Greenville were ejected from the motorcycle. Mr. Swisher and Ms. Caudill was treated at the scene and transported to Miami Valley hospital by CareFlight. Neither was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

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