(6-25-19) On June 25, 2019 at 3:26 PM Darke County Deputies along with Burkettsville Fire Dept. were dispatched to the intersection of State Route 705 and Riegle Bell Road in reference to a two vehicle accident.
The investigation revealed that a 2017 Ford Focus, driven by Rita Barga, 65, of Rossburg, was traveling northbound on Riegle Bell Road when she failed to yield at the stop sign. Ms. Barga entered the intersection and struck a 2006 Chevy Silverado, driven by Randy Winner, 54, of Yorkshire, which was westbound on State Route 705.Barga and Winner, the lone occupants of their vehicles, were not injured in the crash.
Winner was pulling a farm fertilizer tank which detached from the truck and rolled over. Darke County EMA arrived on scene due to the release of 800 gallons of liquid nitrogen. Barga was issued a citation for failure to yield from a stop sign.