(10-12-22) On October 11, 2022 at approximately 11:29 P.M., Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Rescue, Pitsburg Fire, Arcanum Fire, and CareFlight were dispatched to the 8500 block of Pitsburg Laura Road in reference to a motorcycle crash.

Investigation revealed a black 2022 Kawasaki KL650, driven by Liam Hayes (26) of Arcanum, was traveling east on Pitsburg Laura Road in the 8500 block. Hayes drove off the right side of the roadway, striking a house, before coming to rest. Hayes was treated at the scene by Arcanum Rescue and was transported to Maimi Valley by CareFlight were he passed away due to his injuries. Hayes was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

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