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Two people were injured in collision between a truck and semi in Darke County Thursday night.

The crash happened around 8:33 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Route 127 and State Route 185.

Deputies, along with fire and rescue crews from Ansonia were called to the scene. Careflight was also called.

According to deputies, their preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Dodge truck, driven by Joseph Fortkamp, 35, of Rossburg, was traveling west on Route 185 and failed to yield at a stop sign.

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Investigators said Fortkamp drove into the intersection and slammed into a semi that was driven by Robert Baker, 59, of Ludlow Falls. The semi was hauling seven new Chevrolet pickup trucks and came to a stop in the on Route 127, blocking the intersection.

Fortkamp was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by Careflight, where he is listed in critical condition. Baker was taken to Wayne Health Care in Greenville and then later transferred to Miami Valley Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.


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