On July 5, 2019 at 2:56 p.m. Darke County Deputies along with Ansonia Rescue and Ansonia Fire Department were dispatched to the intersection of US 127 and Beamsville Union City Road on a two vehicle accident.
The investigation revealed that a 2006 silver Lincoln Zephyr driven by Estefany Banda Banda (18), of Union City Indiana, was facing westbound on Beamsville Union City Road. Ms. Banda’s vehicle pulled into the path of a 2003 black Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Matthew Monnin (28), of Versailles. Mr. Monnin’s vehicle was traveling northbound on US 127. The crash caused both vehicles to catch fire and one vehicle was extinguished by tow truck driver who was driving by shortly after the accident occurred. Mr. Monnin’s vehicle was fully engulfed when first responders arrived and had to be extinguished by Ansonia Fire Department. All occupants got out of the vehicles and were treated and released at the scene.
Ms. Banta was cited for failing to yield from a stop sign.