Thursday, March 28, 2013


On March 27, 2013 at approximately 10:56 A.M. the Darke County Sheriffs Office received a call of a single vehicle semi accident on St. Rt. 47 east of the Village of Versailles. Darke County Sheriff Deputies along with Versailles Police Department and Versailles Fire Department arrived on scene to find a semi truck hauling corn on its side.

The driver of the truck, James A. Kuether, age 65 of Yorkshire was transported from the scene by Versailles Life Squad to Wilson Memorial Hospital.

Preliminary information shows that Mr. Kuether lost control of the truck. The vehicle struck a guardrail and utility pole before coming to rest on its side. No citations have been issued at this time to Mr. Kuether as the investigation is ongoing.

Darke County Sheriffs Office enlisted the assistance of the Versailles Police Department, Ohio Department of Transportation and Village of Versailles Utility Department to assist with the hazards on the scene.

This investigation remains open.

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