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Student drivers injured in serious crash

GREENVILLE – Five people were injured, including two student drivers, in a serious crash Sunday afternoon at one of Darke County’s known intersections.

Emergency personnel responded to the crash at U.S. 127 and Kruckeberg Road at approximately 1 p.m. According to Darke County Sheriff’s Office, a Ford Focus, driven by a 15-year-old female of Greenville student driver, pulled out from a eastbound stop sign at Kruckeberg Road into the path of a Chevy Impala, driven by Dennis L. Parson, 62, of Fort Recovery, which was northbound on U.S. 127. The Impala smashed into the passenger side of the Focus, owned by a local driving school, sending the vehicle off the roadway.

The front seat passenger and driving instructor, 44-year-old Amy L. Baker, in the Ford Focus was trapped and had to be extricated then taken to Wayne HealthCare where she was then transferred to Miami Valley Hospital by the MICU (Mobile Intensive Care Unit). The 15-year-old driver of the Focus was taken to Children’s Hospital by Arcanum Rescue. The 15-year-old female back seat passenger of Arcanum from the Ford Focus was taken to Wayne hospital where she was treated and released. The female passenger from the Chevy Impala Carolyn S. Parsons, 61, of Fort Recovery was also transported to Wayne HealthCare. All the victims at this time are in undetermined condition.

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