(July 26, 2020) This morning  at approximately 8:30 a.m., Darke County Deputies along with New Madison Fire, Tri-Village Rescue and CareFlight responded to the intersection of State Route 726 and Otterbein-Ithaca Road for a one-vehicle rollover crash with injuries.

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Preliminary investigation revealed a black 1994 Ford Ranger driven by Mark Kirby Jr. (19) of New Madison, OH. was traveling northbound on State Route 726 when the vehicle drove off the right side of the roadway and then the driver over-corrected driving back onto the roadway and then the vehicle traveled back off the right side of the road rolling over before coming to rest in a yard. The front seat passenger Jared Mathews (13,) of New Madison was taken to Miami Valley Hospital aboard CareFlight for his injuries. Kirby was treated and released at the scene.

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