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(1-8-18) It was very busy day for the Darke County Sheriff’s officers that included two fatal car accidents and one semi that was full of 700 feeder pigs.

The second fatal accident was this afternoon at approximately 4:39 pm, 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 Darke County for 2018.

This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office and Darke County Coroners Office.

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