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    1 hospitalized after crash into trailer in Darke County

    By Trey Brown,


    DARKE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — One person was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries following a crash that caused their vehicle to catch fire.

    The crash occurred at the intersection of U.S. 127 and State Route 705 in New Weston on Tuesday, June 11. Darke County deputies, North Star Fire and Ansonia Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene around 11:27 p.m.

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    According to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, an initial investigation suggests that a Peterbilt 579 hauling a trailer and traveling westbound failed to stop at a stop sign as a Dodge Challenger, traveling southbound, approached the intersection.

    The Dodge crashed into the attached trailer, causing it to overturn and disconnect from the Peterbilt. The Dodge proceeded to catch fire while the driver was inside.

    The driver of the Dodge was extricated from the vehicle by the driver of the Peterbilt and a resident who heard the crash. The driver of the Dodge was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    The driver of the Peterbilt was uninjured in the crash.

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