(12-16-20) On December 15th, 2020 at approximately 6:12p.m. Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Arcanum Rescue, Arcanum Fire Department, Careflight, Darke County Sheriff Accident Reconstruction Team and the Darke County Coroner’s Office responded to the intersection of Alt. State Route 49 E and Gordon Landis on an injury accident.  

Preliminary investigation revealed that a gray 2008 Ford Escape driven by, Breanne Groves (20), of Brookville, was traveling south on Gordon Landis Road.  Groves entered the path of a gray 2016 Ford F-250 that was traveling eastbound on Alt. State Route 49 E, driven by Barry Henninger (72), of Arcanum. Henninger’s vehicle struck Groves’ vehicle on the passenger’s side.  Both vehicles traveled off the south side of the roadway, the Ford Escape came to a rest after striking a residence in the 7700 block of Alt. State Route 49.  

Groves was extricated from the vehicle by mechanical means and transported to Miami Hospital via Careflight, where she is listed in stable condition.  Groves’ passenger, Brooke Groves (19), of Brookville, was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Henninger, and the homeowner of the residence that was struck were treated on scene by Arcanum Rescue.  

This accident remains under investigation