On May 30, 2014 at approximately 7:24 pm Darke County deputies, along with Arcanum Fire, Arcanum Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to 1872 Arcanum-Ithaca Road in reference to an ATV injury accident.
Preliminary investigation revealed a 400 Arctic Cat 4-wheeler driven by Travis C. Behnken, 35, Arcanum, Ohio stopped the ATV on the roadway before accelerating to do a wheelie. Behnkens 12 year old female passenger was thrown off the rear of the ATV and landed on the roadway striking her head. The 12 year old female victim was not wearing a helmet.
Arcanum Rescue transported the victim to Phillipsburg, Ohio to connect with CareFlight. CareFlight transported the victim to Dayton Children's Hospital. The 12 year old victim is listed in fair condition. Travis C. Behnken was not injured.
This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.