Wednesday, December 29, 2010


The Darke County Coroner's Office and the Darke County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a sixteen year old male identified as John M. Warner of Arcanum. On Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at approximately 2:31 PM, the Darke County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call reporting the sixteen year old male had been involved in a farming accident.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the teen's outer clothing became entangled in the power take-off shaft of a farm implement. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Also responding to the scene were the Arcanum Fire Department and Arcanum Community Rescue. Authorities will continue to investigate this tragic accident. Warner was a student at Franklin Monroe High School. School officials have been contacted and are implementing a course of action to meet the other students' needs.

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