(12-18-19) On December 17, 2019 at 8:45 p.m. Darke County Sheriff Deputies along with Ansonia Police Department, Ansonia Rescue Squad, Ansonia Fire Department and Rossburg Fire Department were dispatched to a snowmobile accident in the 11,000 block of State Route 118.

Preliminary information revealed that a 1997 Red Ski Doo snowmobile driven by Jonathan Gehret (18), of Versailles, Ohio, was traveling westbound through a field. Mr. Gehret drove off the east side embankment of the North Fork Stillwater River and struck the west embankment. Gehret was pronounced deceased at the scene. Darke County Coroner’s Office was requested to the scene by first responders.

This case will remain under investigation.