(7-4-21) On July 4th, 2021 at approximately 4:05 AM Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Rescue, and Laura Fire Department responded to the 9500 block of SR 571 on a single vehicle accident.  

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2002 Red Volkswagon driven by a 16 year old juvenile of Troy, Ohio was traveling eastbound on SR 571.  The juvenile failed to negotiate a curve crossing the center line before going off the left side of the roadway over turning multiple times coming to rest on its side.  The juvenile was pronounced dead at the scene.    

The Darke County Accident Reconstruction Team and the Darke County Coroner’s Investigator was called to the scene for further investigation.   This accident remains under investigation.