On October 4, 2019 at 5:37 p.m. Darke County Sheriff Deputies along with Greenville Township Rescue and Greenville Township Fire Department responded to the intersection of State Route 49 and US Route 127 on an injury accident.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1997 Blue Ford F150 truck driven by Shane Grant (19), of Arcanum, was pulling off of US Route 127 from the ramp and turning onto State Route 49. Mr. Grant’s vehicle pulled into the path of a 2015 White Ram Van driven by Ernest Varvel (70), of Arcanum. Mr. Varvel was traveling northbound on State Route 49. Mr. Varvel was transported to Wayne Healthcare by Greenville Rescue. The passenger in Mr. Varvel’s vehicle, Debra Varvel (60), of Arcanum, was also transported to Wayne Healthcare by Greenville Rescue. Mr. Grant refused treatment at the scene.
This case remains under investigation.