(7-20-22) On July 20th, 2022 at approximately 3:15 p.m. Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Arcanum Rescue, Arcanum Fire Department, Greenville Township Rescue, Pitsburg Fire Department, Greenville Fire Department, Tri-Village Rescue, and Care Flight responded to the 3400 block of State Route 49 on an injury accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1998 Chevrolet 1500, maroon in color, being driven by Mark Snider (43) of Beavercreek, was traveling northwest on State Route 49. Snider traveled over the center line and into the opposite lane of travel. A 2019 Volvo tractor-trailer, red in color, being driven by Abakar Addji (25), of Jersey City, New Jersey, was traveling southeast on State Route 49. Addji braked and swerved to the left, in an attempt to avoid the collision, at the same time the Snider over-corrected and traveled into the tractor-trailer.

The driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced deceased on scene. His front seat passenger, Syncere Snider (11) of Fairborn was extricated by mechanical means and then transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Care Flight where he is listed in critical condition. Addji was transported to Wayne Healthcare by Arcanum Rescue where he was treated and released.

Identities of the occupants of the Chevrolet will be released upon next of kin notification.

The Darke County Coroner’s Office, Darke County Accident Reconstruction Team, and Motor Carrier Enforcement also responded to the scene.

This accident remains under investigation.