(2-8-20) This morning at approximately 11:29 A.M. Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Fire and Rescue and Tri-Village Rescue, Darke County Accident Reconstruction Team, and Darke County Coroners Office responded to the 5900 block of State Route 722 on a reported one vehicle injury crash into a tree.
Preliminary investigation revealed a Silver 2005 Ford Escape driven by Paul Sweda 47, of Union was traveling Westbound on State Route 722 when the vehicle he was driving veered off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. The driver was unrestrained and pronounced dead at the scene.
This is the first fatal crash in Darke County for 2020. This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office along with the Darke County Coroners Office.