(4-21-21) On April 21, 2021 at approximately 8:41 a.m. Darke County Deputies along with Ansonia Fire and Rescue, Rossburg Fire and Versailles Fire Departments responded to the 10,900 block of US Route 127 on a reported two vehicle injury accident involving a semi and a van.

Preliminary investigation revealed a black 2021 Dodge Sprinter van was traveling northbound on US Route 127 just south of Brown Road, when the van traveled left of center and struck a southbound white 2018 Volvo tractor-trailer head-on, driven by Zachary Garland (28) of New Madison, OH. The male driver of the van was ejected and died at the scene. The semi then traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. The driver of the semi was treated and released. The deceased driver of the van has been identified as Yassin Mohamed Ishaq (44) of Kansas City, Missouri.

The Darke County Coroners Office and The Ohio State Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement along with Darke County Sheriff’s Office reconstruction team also assisted with the investigation.

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