Jul 23, 2013

Sheriff's Office Employee Involved in Train Crash

ANSONIA - On July 23, 2013 at approximately 10:56 A.M. Darke County Deputies along with Ansonia Fire, Ansonia Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to the 10,200 block of Younker Road south of State Route 47 in reference to a passenger vehicle struck by a CSX train.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1996 Buick Park Avenue driven by Kathryn Baltes, 51, Versailles, Ohio was traveling north on Younker Road south of State Route 47. The 1996 Buick Park Avenue traveled into the path of a westbound CSX train. The 1996 Buick Park Avenue was struck by the train.

Baltes is an employee of the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. The Miami County Sheriff’s Office accident reconstruction team responded to the scene to investigate the accident.

Baltes was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight, Baltes was treated and released.

This accident remains under investigation by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.


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