Darke County Sheriff’s Office...
called in single-vehicle accident near Union City
On February 26, 2012 at approximately 10:34 AM Darke County Deputies,
along with Union City Fire, Union City Rescue and CareFlight were
dispatched to the 1700 block of State Route 571 in reference to a
single motor vehicle injury accident.
Preliminary investigation revealed a gold 1995 Oldsmobile
Cutlass-Supreme, driven by Teresa R. Mendenhall, 39, Portland, Indiana
was eastbound on State Route 571 west of Fisher-Dangler Road.
Mendenhall’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and
struck a ditch, causing the vehicle to go airborne. Mendenhall’s
vehicle rolled over in the air before striking a second ditch, causing
the vehicle to travel into a utility pole before coming to a rest in a
Mendenhall was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight, where
she is listed in stable condition. Mendenhall’s passenger, Muro
B. Gomez, 39, Union City, Indiana refused treatment at the scene.
Mendenhall and Gomez where wearing seatbelts.
This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s