(3-31-21) On March 31, 2021at 1:24 p.m. Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Union City Rescue, Fort Recovery Fire Department, and Miami Valley Careflight responded to the intersection of State Route 49 and Light Road in reference to a single vehicle accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Maroon Pontiac Grand Am driven by Tyler Francis (22) of New Weston, was traveling South on State Route 49 near the intersection of Light road. Francis failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, driving off the right side of the road causing his vehicle to roll numerous times.

Francis was the only occupant in the vehicle, and was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Careflight.This accident remains under investigation.