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On February 22, 2023 at approximately 6:48 P.M. Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Twp. Fire, Greenville Twp. Rescue, Greenville City Fire, and Union City Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of State Route 571 and Wildcat Road in reference to an accident with injury. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2016 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Jeffery Fullroth, 55, of Rossburg failed to yield the right of way from a stop sign on Wildcat Road traveling into the pathway of a green 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by John Vanata, 54, of Union City that was traveling Northwest on State Route 571. The two vehicles struck in the intersection. Mr. Vanata had to be freed by mechanical means and was transported to Wayne Health Care with minor injuries by Greenville Twp Rescue. Mr. Vanata's passenger Mari Vanata, 37, of Union City was treated by Greenville Twp. Rescue at the scene was transported to Wayne Health Care with minor injuries. Mr. Fullroth was treated at the scene and was transported to Wayne Health Care by Union City Rescue.

This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff's Office.   

Contact: Deputy Wentworth 

Telephone: 937-548-2020


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