Two people suffer injuries in Sunday morning crashes

By ERIC SCHAADT
Staff Writer
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office handled a pair of injury traffic accidents Sunday morning in Orange and Madison township.
A Bluffton bicyclist suffered a broken arm during an accident at 7:37 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Orange Township roads 29 and 56 near Bluffton.
Rachel Diller, 38, was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima after the accident.
The sheriff office said Diller was riding a bicycle on Orange Township 56 when she failed to yield for a stop sign and struck a GMC Yukon operated by James Brown, 69, of rural Bluffton, who had been traveling on Orange Township 29.
The accident remained under investigation Sunday evening.
Bluffton Fire and Emergency Medical Service also were dispatched to the scene.
A second injury crash occurred at 11:51 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 68 near Williamstown.
Kenneth Martin Jr., 56, of Kenton, was taken by Appleseed Emergency Medical Service to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment.
According to the sheriff’s office, Spencer Raypole, 21, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was northbound on U.S. 68 when he attempted a left turn onto the entrance ramp of U.S. 30.
Raypole’s Jeep Grand Cherokee pulled into the path of a southbound Ford Taurus operated by Martin on U.S. 68.
Raypole was cited for failing to yield the right of way.
The Arlington Fire Department also responded to the accident.
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