iPhone technology alerts 911 after driver collides with tree, utility pole

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DARKE COUNTY – On Saturday night at approximately 10:00 p.m. Darke County Deputies, Ansonia Rescue and Versailles Fire Department responded to the 6700 block of Brown Road, Versailles, in reference to dispatch receiving an automated call from an iPhone advising the user had been involved in a motor vehicle accident. Deputies located a single-vehicle accident and made contact with the driver identified as, Damien Grilliot (19) of Versailles.

Preliminary investigation revealed Grilliot was traveling west on Brown Road in a 2008 gray Pontiac G6 when his vehicle traveled off the roadway to the left. Grilliot overcorrected and went off the road right. He struck a tree and a utility pole before coming to rest.

Grilliot was transported to Wayne Healthcare Hospital for serious non-life-threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

Below is audio from the actual automated 911 call…