Tanker, car collide in Darke County

Car trapped under tanker on U.S. 127 (Chris Smith/WDTN)

GREENVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – Four people were injured Thursday night when a car collided with a tanker truck, trapping the car underneath.

Darke County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tony Royer said the tanker, driven by Clayton R. Ramsey, 54, of Greenville, Ohio, was entering at the intersection of Sebring Warner Road and US 127 around 9:40 p.m. and did not see the car, which was northbound on 127. The car slammed into the left side of the tanker, getting wedged underneath.

The driver of the car, Lacie D. Copeland, 21, of Greenville, Ohio, and the front seat passenger, Lindsey T. Bolton, 26, of Arcanum, Ohio were trapped for about 20 minutes. Royer said emergency crews had to cut them out of the car. Both women were flown to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight. Copeland is listed in serious condition and Bolton is listed in good condition.

Nicholas K. Deaton, 23, of Greenville, a passenger in the backseat of the car, was taken by ambulance to Wayne Hospital in Greenville where he was treated and released.

Ramsey was treated and released at the scene.

Royer said the tanker usually hauls fuel, but had been emptied just before the crash.

Sheriff’s deputies are reconstructing the crash to figure out who was at fault.

No one has been cited at this time.

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