Jan 8, 2018

Darke County Sheriff's Office investigating 2 fatal accidents Monday


Information submitted:

On January 8, 2018 at approximately 1059 am Darke County Deputies along with Ansonia Rescue, North Star Fire, and Osgood Fire, responded to an injury accident in the 7000 block of North Star Ft. Loramie Rd.
            Preliminary investigation revealed a Red, 2013 Volvo tractor/trailer, driven by Wilbur Miller , 75, of Goshen, Indiana was traveling West on North Star Ft Loramie East of Rismiller Road.  Miller’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and continued traveling West in the ditch. Miller’s vehicle came back onto the roadway where he over corrected and traveled back off the right side of the roadway coming to rest after striking a tree. Miller succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. North Star Fire had to extricate Miller by mechanical means.    
 
            This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

Update:

  On January 8, 2018 at approximately 4:39pm, Darke County Sheriff Deputies along with Union City Fire and Rescue and Darke County Coroners Office responded to the intersection of State Route 571 and Kniseley Road for a one vehicle roll-over fatal crash.
 
Preliminary investigation revealed a 2004 Silver GMC Envoy driven by Johnanna K. Beam 39, of Union City, OH. was traveling eastbound in the 2500 block of State Route 571 and drove off the left side of the roadway down an embankment when the vehicle then went airborne over Kniseley Road and rolling several times ejecting the driver.  Beam was pronounced dead at the scene.   This marks the second fatal crash in 2018.
 
This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff's Office and Darke County Coroners Office.

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