Oct 28, 2012

One dead in accident near Arcanum

On October 27, 2012 at approximately 1:27 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with New Madison Fire and Tri-Village Rescue, were dispatched to US127 and SR 503 in reference to a two vehicle injury accident involving a semi and a car. Mutaul aid from Arcanum Fire and Rescue were also dispatched to the scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2007 Chevy Malibu, driven by Lisa A. Wright (43) of Arcanum, was southbound on SR503. Wright failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of US127 and struck a 2009 International semi, driven by Don A. Bailey (43) of Tallahassee, FL, which was northbound on US127. Wright’s vehicle struck the front of the semi trailer and was caught underneath the trailer when it was then flipped off the northeast corner of the intersection. Wright was ejected from her vehicle and her passenger, Daryn Wright (13) of Arcanum, was trapped inside the over turned vehicle. Daryn Wright was extricated and treated by Tri-Village Rescue, along with New Madison Fire and Arcanum Fire. Daryn Wright was then transported by CareFlight to Dayton Children’s Hospital, where he is listed in fair condition. Lisa Wright succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Bailey was also treated by Tri-Village rescue and refused treatment.

This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office and the Darke County Coroner’s Office.

This marks Darke Counties 13th fatal traffic crash of 2012.

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