Rossburg man pulled from burning car after striking semi

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DARKE COUNTY – On Tuesday at approximately 11:27 p.m. Darke County Deputies along with North Star Fire and Ansonia Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of US 127 and SR 705, New Weston in reference to an injury accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2022 Peterbilt 579 was hauling an enclosed trailer and was traveling West on SR 705 at US 127. The Peterbilt failed to stop for the stop sign before continuing west through the intersection as a black 2013 Dodge Challenger was traveling south on US 127. The Dodge struck the trailer to the semi which caused the trailer to over-turn and disconnect from the semi. The Dodge caught on fire with the driver still inside. The semi-driver and a resident who heard the accident were able to extract the driver of the Dodge.

The driver of the Peterbilt was identified as Rory White (63) of Las Vegas, Nevada. White did not sustain any injuries as a result of the accident. The driver of the Dodge was identified as James Davis (56) of Rossburg.

Davis was transported to Coldwater Hospital by Ansonia Rescue for non-life-threatening injuries.