(4-8-23) On April 7, at approximately 10:31 p.m. Darke County Deputies along with Southwest Mercer Fire Department, Saint Henry Rescue, Union City Rescue, Ansonia Rescue, and Careflight were dispatched to the 13400 block of Oswalt-Good Road, Fort Recovery, Ohio 45846 in reference to an accident with injuries involving three juveniles.
Preliminary investigation revealed a black 2010 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Kohen Mote (16) of Greenville, Ohio was traveling north on Oswalt-Good Road, north of Van Kirk Road. Mote lost control of his vehicle after traveling over a hill and ultimately went off the right side of the road and struck a ditch. Mote’s vehicle began to roll in a field multiple times before coming to rest. Mote and his juvenile front seat passenger, Levi Staver (16) of Union City, Ohio were ejected from the vehicle. The back seat juvenile passenger, Kyle Wehrkamp (15) of Union City, Ohio was able to free himself from the vehicle without mechanical means
All three juveniles involved in the accident were transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Careflight with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Speed is a suspected contributing factor in the accident but remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.