3 people injured in accident

By Heather Meade

May 27, 2014

ARCANUM - A 91-year-old woman was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital, after an afternoon accident, where she is listed in serious condition.

Darke County deputies along with the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team, Gettysburg Fire, Arcanum Rescue, Greenville Township Rescue, and Miami Valley Hospital’s Careflight responded to the intersection of State Route 571 and Arcanum Bears Mill Road on an injury accident.

Preliminary information reveals that a vehicle driven by Michael Custer, 67, of Arcanum, was traveling northbound on Arcanum Bears Mill Road and failed to yield for a stop sign at State Route 571. Custer’s vehicle was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on State Route 571. That vehicle was driven by Timothy Cox, 23, of Greenville.

Custer and a 25-year-old passenger from the Cox vehicle were transported by rescue squad to Wayne HealthCare for treatment. The 91-year-old passenger was from the Custer vehicle. Cox refused treatment and transport.

This case remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.